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Today’s Topic: State seeing some positive signs from the Slow the Spread Gypsy Moth Program. Captures of moths declined in 2018.

By on January 29, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina is seeing some positive results from its Slow the Spread Gypsy Moth program. Captures of gypsy moths in 2018 continued

The health of our forests: 2018 year-in-review

By on December 27, 2018

Each year, the beautiful forests of our state encounter risks from various threats.  The significance of native pests vary by year, but the threat from invasive pests is only increasing with time. Some, such as the hemlock woolly adelgid and the

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News Roundup: June 2 – 8

By on June 8, 2018

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. “OPENING THE WORLD TO CAROLINA AGRICULTURE,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) The world may be your oyster,

News Roundup: May 28 – June 1

By on June 1, 2018

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. “Flooded Asheville-area farmers: “A lot of money just flushed away,”Asheville Citizen-Times: Randy Edmundson of Edmundson Produce

The health of our forests: 2017 year-in-review

By on December 27, 2017

Every year, the beautiful forests of our state are at risk from ominous threats.  Native insects come and go in significance, but the threat from invasive insects is only increasing with time. Some, such as the hemlock woolly adelgid and the

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Today’s Topic: April is Plant Pest Awareness Month

By on April 18, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” April is National Plant Pest Awareness Month, which is intended to educate the public about the threat that certain insects, plant diseases

2015: N.C.’s Forest Health Year-In-Review

By on December 30, 2015

North Carolina is well-known for its beautiful forests that cover a majority of the state. From being known as “the land of the pines” to being a favorite vacation spot for fall leaf season, our state is home to trees that

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS working to control spread of gypsy moth

By on December 29, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A couple of weeks ago, Commissioner Troxler talked with Rhonda about the importance of buying local firewood to help prevent the spread of certain

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News Roundup: Sept. 12-18

By on September 18, 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. “Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Ginseng Poacher, Charged With Felony,” High Country Press: This past

The war wages on to keep gypsy moth out of N.C.

By on July 29, 2015

The seemingly never-ending gypsy moth battle continues to wage in North Carolina. Since the 1970s, this invasive, leaf-eating caterpillar has tried repeatedly to establish itself in the state. With the exception of the northeastern corner where a gypsy moth quarantine