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A Forest Farming Success Story

2/28/2020 – Forest farming and growing native woodland botanicals make up a large part of my research and extension …

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Meet the WNC Woodland Stewards

2/27/2020 – The Association for Temperate Agroforestry has a nice article in their latest newsletter about our Woodland Stewards …

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Our Hemp Projects in the News!

7/10/2019 – Our emerging CBD hemp industry, our graduate students, and our women growers getting some well-deserved attention in …

Recent Publications related to Specialty Crops

Selecting Sites for Fraser Fir Production

This publication covers a full range of site factors that can help growers avoid Phytophthroa …

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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 …

3/12/20
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North Carolina Basil Production Guide

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

3/12/20
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Tomato Late Blight

This vegetable pathology factsheet describes the identification and treatment of tomato late blight.

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Working Safely: Ergonomic Issues in Christmas Tree Harvest

This publication discusses ergonomic practices that can be implemented during Christmas tree harvests to reduce …

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Interpreting Freeze / Frost Probabilities from the National Centers for Environmental Information

This publication discusses how to find information about frost and freeze probability data in North …

3/3/20

Good Agricultural Practices for the Production and Handling of Strawberry, Raspberry, Blackberry, and Blueberry

Maintaining good sanitation throughout production and handling of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries is important. …

2/19/20

Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, and Grass Clippings

Many farmers and home gardeners have reported damage to vegetable and flower crops after applying …

2/19/20