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N.C. Forest Service collaborates with USDA Forest Service to monitor the spread of laurel wilt

By on August 19, 2020

Since 2002, nearly all redbay trees have been disappearing in areas south of North Carolina. First detected in Georgia, the nonnative redbay ambrosia beetle, Xyleborus glabratus, carried these redbay trees to their dooms by introducing a deadly fungus. While the

Dozens of department employees recognized for project to save trees that “get in people’s hearts.”

By on August 12, 2020

“The project was very complex and difficult.” That’s just part of the way Robert Trickel with the N.C. Forest Service described a project that prompted a recent award for 41 Forest Service employees. Their success in rising to the challenge

Students compete for awards and scholarships at the “Natural Resources Olympics”

By on May 2, 2018

Students from across the state competed at the 2018 North Carolina Envirothon held at Cedarock Park near Burlington over the weekend. The two-day event tests students’ knowledge and problem-solving skills in the areas of aquatics, forestry, wildlife, soil and land

News Roundup

News Roundup: Oct. 7-13

By on October 13, 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. “North Carolina farmers are turning over a new leaf in the hemp industry,” WGHP: (Video)

News Roundup

News Roundup: June 3-9

By on June 9, 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. “Carolinas Southern veg deal heating up after a frosty spring,” Southeast Produce Weekly: A late

News Roundup: Sept. 26-Oct. 2

By on October 2, 2015

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. “Pork industry wants Duke to use NC swine waste at plants,” Greensboro News & Record:

Fall webworms stick together

By on July 31, 2013

This time of the year as you drive along the road, you might notice tent-like webs at the tips of tree branches. No, these creepy webs aren’t early Halloween decorations. Rather, they’re silken nests constructed by the fall webworm –