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High fertilizer costs means it is even more important to follow agronomic recommendations on applying nutrients to soil.

By on March 17, 2022

Summary: Our Agronomic Services lab can provide specific and scientifically supported advice on nutrient application. Fertilizer recommendations have changed in the past year, so as farmers look to manage costs, it is even more important for farmers to soil test

NC Board of Agriculture approves rules for Animal Shelter Fund

By on August 25, 2017

The N.C. Board of Agriculture on Aug. 23 adopted permanent rules for the Animal Shelter Support Fund. The rules define eligible expenses and establish application guidelines for the fund. Temporary rules have been in place since November 2016. The General

News Roundup

News Roundup: April 22-28

By on April 28, 2017

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Troxler joins Trump as president signs order to rethink agriculture policy,” North State Journal: On

News Roundup

News Roundup: July 16-22

By on July 22, 2016

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Blacklands Region Sitting on a Good Corn Crop,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) We’ve heard several times

NCDA&CS inspectors finding problems with fertilizer

By on April 8, 2014

Maybe it was the wet weather clogging the bagging machine or poor quality control with the distributors, but whatever the reason, inspectors with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have failed more than 35,000 bags of fertilizer for

News Roundup: April 27 – May 3

By on May 3, 2013

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Study suggests honeybee collapse

Tips to save green on lawncare items this spring

By on March 1, 2013

Spring gardens are about to bloom across North Carolina. But before homeowners dig in to a new year, the department’s Standards Division is inspecting mulch, fertilizer and other garden products to make sure consumers aren’t short changed at checkout. The

Today’s Topic: New equipment will help Agronomic Services Lab speed up processing

By on December 14, 2010

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Soil testing at the NCDA&CS Agronomic Services Division is in very high demand this fall. Weather conditions have allowed growers and crop

Today’s Topic: National Weights and Measures Week

By on March 2, 2010

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” March 1-7 is National Weights and Measures Week. It’s a time to think about the many products we buy or weigh,

Photos from the Field: Piles of Soil Samples

By on August 31, 2009

Soil testing is one service the NCDA&CS Agronomic Division offers for farmers and consumers, which allows for hobby gardeners and larger farm operations alike to figure out the right amount of lime and fertilizer for optimum yield and environmental protection.