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Plant Industry staff survey hydrilla at N.C. boat ramps

By on August 24, 2011

August is Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. During the month, we’re identifying some of the invasive species found in North Carolina, highlighting the department’s efforts to combat them and offering tips on how you can help reduce invasive-species

News Roundup: July 30-August 5

By on August 5, 2011

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. “Cargill recalling 36M pounds

August is Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month

By on August 3, 2011

Kudzu, once used for livestock forage and erosion control, is now probably one of the most recognizable invasive species in the South. The fast-growing vine can grow up to a foot a day and kill existing plants through crowding and