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Paraquat Requirement Reminders

Here are some quick reminders regarding the requirements for the safe use of paraquat dichloride (“paraquat”). Paraquat kills! Paraquat products require …

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Pesticide Collection Day

Open and partially used but no longer needed containers with pesticides can be difficult to handle. They take up …


Strawberry Season Is Here!!!

There’s no better way to jump into Spring than with the taste of strawberries. Whether your choice is with …

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Equity in Conservation Meeting

Meeting Date: Monday, April 29, 2024 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location: 104 Lancaster Avenue, Windsor, NC 27983 Topics Discussion Include …

Bertie County Schools Nutrition event flyer

Four Corners Fitness & Nutrition Event

Bertie County Schools Nutrition in collaboration with School Meals for All Ambassadors, Healthier Generation, Healthier North Carolina Project, N.C. …

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2023 Yield Contest Winners

We would like to recognize the winners of our Yield Contest for 2023. The winner of the 2023 Corn Yield …

Let's talk Equity in Conservation

Let's Talk Equity in Conservation

Let’s Talk Equity in Conservation(EIC) Attention Historically Underserved Farmers Ranchers and Landowners Bertie County Where: 104 Lancaster Avenue, Windsor, NC 27983 When: February …

Basics of Hay Production Series

Monthly Classes will be held at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Pitt County Center in Greenville NC From 6:30-8 p.m. The …

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2024 Bertie County FIT Testing

It is that time of year again to complete your respirator fit testing. FIT testing will be held on February …

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Introduction to Beekeeping

If you’ve ever been interested in learning about beekeeping, please join the Cashie Beekeepers Association on Thursday, February 22, …

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2024 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer …

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2024 Integrated Orchard Management Guide for Commercial Apples in the Southeast

Orchard management guide for apples, with information on insect, disease, weed, and mammal control, plus …

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Effects of Wind-Induced Sodium Salts on Soils in Coastal Agricultural Fields

This publication provides information on the impacts wind-driven events have on the soil fertility. Salt …

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Evaluation of Variety, Row Spacing, and Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates on Sesame Yields in North Carolina

With growing demand for sesame and production limitations in traditional sesame-producing states, there is a …

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Nutrient Removal by Crops in North Carolina

This publication discusses nutrient removal by crops, which is useful in comparing the nutrient demands …

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Limited Liability Companies: Steps in Formation

This Factsheet discusses the steps in forming an LLC in North Carolina for your farm.

Lease Considerations for Landowners and Farmers

This publication covers the basics of leasing land for farming operations, from both a landowner …