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Today’s Topic: Soil tests can help homeowners manage fertility in warm-season grasses

By on April 25, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Farmers are accustomed to using soil tests to help them determine their crops’ nutrient needs. Homeowners can benefit from the tests, too.

News Roundup

News Roundup: Jan. 2-8

By on January 8, 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. “Ban on poultry shows, sales lifted,” Jacksonville Daily News: Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced today

News Roundup: Nov. 8-14

By on November 14, 2014

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.  “Work doesn’t end for

Versatility, variety help Cleveland County farm stay profitable

By on August 11, 2014

First-generation farmer Jason Rhodes is not afraid to try something new. Over the past 15 years, he has grown more than 12 crops under five different production systems at his Rhodesdale Farm in Grover. He currently produces about 650 acres

Agronomists help Taylorsville produce farmer expand

By on July 2, 2014

Six years ago, Amy Douglas left a career in civil engineering so she and her husband could raise their children in a bucolic setting. Today, they grow about six acres of produce and sell it at their roadside stand, The

News Roundup: June 21-27

By on June 27, 2014

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. “NC Ag Officials In

Today’s Topic: Tissue sampling can help determine wheat’s nitrogen needs

By on March 4, 2014

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Spring officially starts later this month, which means it’s a good time of year to test wheat for nitrogen. Applying nitrogen at

Today’s Topic: Early soil sampling encouraged

By on August 27, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Rainfall in most of North Carolina has been at record high levels for most of the year. As a result, most crops

Dr. Weimin Ye named 2012 Employee of the Year

By on March 11, 2013

The department’s nematode lab processes about 36,000 samples each year, making it the busiest lab of its kind in the nation. As section chief for the nematode lab, Dr. Weimin Ye is there to make sure the lab runs smoothly.

NCDA&CS employees attend N.C. State University’s Tobacco Short Course

By on February 25, 2013

A new regional agronomist in the Agronomic Services Division and four representatives from three research stations were among the 34 participants who took part recently in the N.C. State Tobacco Short Course in Raleigh. Participating from the department were Dwayne