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(PEP)per Talk

Bell peppers(Capsicum annuum) are in the nightshade plant family, Solanaceae, along with tomato, eggplant, and potatoes. The plant most …

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Managing a Miniature Menace

A practical guide to spotted wing drosophila (and blueberry maggot) management in Piedmont blueberries Background With the Piedmont blueberry season ramping …

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Slow Start to Warm Season Crops

Are your summer vegetables off to a slow start this year? The following will explain why this has happened, …

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Millipedes on the Move

Last year around this time, we had a stretch of very hot & dry weather that triggered a “millipede …

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Soybean Sunscald

Sunscald is caused by bright sunlight on a wet leaf after exposure to high temperatures. …

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Soybean Fertilizer Burn

Fertilizer burn can occur to the soybean seed from an in-furrow application and to the …

5 days ago
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Soybean Compaction

Soil compaction, caused by field traffic and heavy machinery use, can be a significant issue for …

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Soybean Cold Damage

Cold damage in soybeans can emerge early or late in the season. This publication describes …

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Soybean Deer Damage

This factsheet discusses recognizing and treating soybeans that have been damaged by deer in North …

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Kale

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

6 days agoGrow It, Eat It

Conserving Working Lands: A Land Legacy Workbook with Tools and Resources to Guide Your Conservation Planning Journey

Your land is valuable to you and your family. Protection and successful transition begins with …

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Soil Sampling for Precision Farming Systems

This factsheet for farmers describes concepts, terminology, and guidelines concerning precision soil sampling. Proper testing …

7/6/20SoilFacts