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NC Hops in the News!!!

12/22/2021 – The North Carolina State University hops breeding program is getting a lot of attention this year. This …

Extension Homegrown video on hops

New Videos on Truffles and Hops!

Link to the NC State Extension Homegrown article and video on hops 12/10/2021 The NC State Extension Homegrown video team …

four brewers looking at new hop lines at NC State

Brewers Visit NC Hops Breeding Program

8/11/2021 – Yesterday nine brewers, representing Sideways Farm & Brewery, Burning Blush Brewery, and Wicked Weed Brewing with their …

two people planting hemp plants in raised beds with white plastic

Hemp, Tomatoes, and Chinese Herbs!

5/26/2021 – Research assistant and graduate student, Katie Learn, provided these pictures of recent activities in our North Carolina …

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Seed and Seed Quality

This guide presents basic facts about seeds, including how they develop, how to store and …

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Present Use Value: Transferring Property Enrolled in Present Use Value Property Taxation

This publication provides an overview of the Present-Use Value (PUV) property tax program in North …

Figure 1. Properly identify plant material by genus and species.

Suggested Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for North Carolina Medicinal Herbs

This publication provides introductory information about growing and wild-harvesting medicinal herbs in North Carolina. The …

12/15/21

Producing Shiitake Mushrooms: A Guide for Small-Scale Outdoor Cultivation on Logs

This guide provides techniques for small-scale outdoor cultivation of shiitake mushrooms on logs. Tree selection …

12/15/21

Ginseng Production Guide for North Carolina

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

12/15/21
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Establishing Nitrogen and Potassium Fertilizer Rates for Floral Hemp Production

This publication provides nitrogen and potassium fertilizer recommendations for optimum floral hemp yield and cannabidiol …

12/10/21
Triclopyr spray drift on rose one day after treatment.

Synthetic Auxins

This factsheet describes the symptoms of a synthetic auxin (SA) herbicide injury.

Pole Bean Production

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