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2020 National Champion chalk maple (Acer leucoderme) in Gaston County

Two of North Carolina’s newest national champs are BIG… trees!

By on October 15, 2020

American Forests’ National Register of Champion Trees began as a national competition with one goal in mind; to discover and preserve the largest living specimens of American tree species. This goal stemmed from a desire to protect and preserve these

Sweating the small stuff: NC Plant Conservation Program to protect small endangered plant

By on February 24, 2016

Pondberry, a small, wetland shrub with yellow flowers that pop up each spring, may soon be gone forever in the state. The shrub, native to the Southeast and historically found in wetland habitats, was essentially wiped out last century as

Today’s Topic: It’s a felony to steal Venus flytraps in North Carolina

By on January 13, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Earlier this month, four men were charged for poaching 900 Venus flytraps from the Holly Shelter Game Land in Pender County. They

Photos from the Field: Ginseng

By on January 11, 2010

While you may have heard of ginseng used in teas, medicines and supplements, you may not realize the plant is found in the wild across the state of North Carolina. We checked in with one of our botanists, Laura Gadd,

NCDA&CS Plant Conservation Program gains 60 acres in Union County

By on July 20, 2009

The NCDA&CS Plant Conservation Program has some additional land, thanks to the generosity of The Nature Conservancy. The conservancy announced today that it had transferred 60 acres of Union County prairie, known as the Mineral Spring Barrens, to the program.

News Roundup

By on June 19, 2009

Each week we’ll round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from newspapers across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “How a Cabarrus farm