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Rohan Mohammed, a chemistry technician, loads the custom-designed automated dispensing unit that adds solutions to extract soil humic matter and plant available nutrients.

Agronomic Services lab making equipment upgrades with peak-season soil testing fees

By on February 22, 2017

New equipment at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Soil Testing lab in Raleigh is helping speed up the time it takes to process soil samples, and is also adding to safer working conditions for employees. Funding for

Tobacco Short Course participants

Seven NCDA&CS employees take part in 2017 Tobacco Short Course

By on February 20, 2017

Seven NCDA&CS staff members participated in the 2017 N.C. State Tobacco Short Course in Raleigh. The following NCDA&CS employees took part in the course: Josh Mays, regional agronomist for Anson, Guilford, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph and Richmond counties; Carla Pugh,

Tar Heel Kitchen: Fried Sweet Potatoes

By on February 16, 2017

Since 1926, the Agricultural Review has been a free newspaper published by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. For many years, The Tar Heel Kitchen was a featured column written by the department’s marketing home economist. These recipes

Got to be NC: Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding

By on February 2, 2017

Krispy Kreme has been getting a lot of attention recently. Last week it was announced that North Carolinians prefer Krispy Kreme to Dunkin Doughnuts according to a recent public policy poll. Which means more of us agree on our favorite

What’s Happening on the Farm: Recovering from Hurricane Matthew at Cherry Research Farm

By on February 1, 2017

Farms are places of year-round activity. There is almost always something going on, regardless of the season. Periodically, we highlight one of our research stations and the work taking place on the farm during that month as well as give a

Ask a Forest Ranger - Visit the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services displays at the Southern Farm Show

NCDA&CS takes center stage at the Southern Farm Show

By on January 30, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, step right up! The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is pleased to present its lineup for the 2017 Southern Farm Show Feb. 1-3. This show is the Southeast’s largest agricultural exposition with more than 400

New scale insect threatens the South’s beloved crape myrtle

By on January 25, 2017

The crape myrtle is a fan favorite in the southern landscape. Across the region, its pink, lavender, red and white flowers can be spotted along streets, in cities, parks and yards. They are loved for their gorgeous flowers and smooth

Registration deadline approaching for N.C. Aquaculture Development Conference

By on January 17, 2017

If you’ve ever been curious about starting your own fish or shellfish farm, you won’t want to miss the annual N.C. Aquaculture Development Conference. The event is a great introduction to North Carolina’s growing aquaculture and mariculture industries. Activities include

Got to Be NC recipes: Jim’s Own Pulled Pork

By on January 12, 2017

Whether it’s to stretch the after-holiday budget, or just have something warm and hearty to enjoy when coming home from work on a cold winter day, slow cookers are are popular accessory on kitchen counters in January. The following slow-cooker

Tar Heel Kitchen: Sausage Stroganoff

By on January 5, 2017

Since 1926, the Agricultural Review has been a free newspaper published by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. For many years, The Tar Heel Kitchen was a featured column written by the department’s marketing home economist. These recipes