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CBD hemp growing on red, black and white plastic mulch

Our Hemp Projects in the News!

Our emerging CBD hemp industry, our graduate students, and our women growers getting some well-deserved attention in today’s article …

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New Bamboo Publication Available

Are you considering establishing a commercial bamboo plantation? I am sure you have lots of questions about it, and …

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Heavy Metal Soil Testing for Hemp

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019 CONTACT: Dr. David Hardy, Ph.D., N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Agronomic Services Division 919-733-2655 NCDA&CS heavy metal …

Field of Echinacea plants

A Visit to the Gaia Herb Farm

Gaia Herb Farm is a well known company in western North Carolina. They have a large farm and processing …

Recent Publications related to Specialty Crops

Symptoms of wilt and root rot caused by Pythium sp.

Pythium Root and Crown Rot of Industrial Hemp

This factsheet discusses pythium root and crown rot in industrial hemp production.

Figure 1. Two sweet basil leaf types produced out Of the same pa

North Carolina Basil Production Guide

This publication specifically discusses fresh-market basil, examining the selection, production, harvesting and marketing of the …

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Ginseng Production Guide for North Carolina

This publication discusses the best techniques for growing quality ginseng. It includes descriptions and stages …

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Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Strawberries

This factsheet acquaints growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient cooling and handling methods useful in …

Asparagus Crown Production

Producing asparagus crowns for sale or use is simple and profitable. Careful attention to details …

Tomatoes for Processing in Eastern North Carolina

The per-capita consumption of processed tomatoes has increased steadily in recent years. This has been …

Bulb Onions

The onion is a cool season crop that will withstand moderate freezes. It may be …

Pole Bean Production

Pole beans are grown commercially in the mountain counties and, on a limited scale, in …