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Online testing is new game-changing option for pesticide applicators, dealers, etc.

By on June 24, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic changed many things for people in all walks of life, and one of those things has been the licensing testing related to pesticides in North Carolina. During the pandemic, a significant effort was made to move the

Hemp added to registry in effort to protect it

By on June 10, 2020

From grapes to cotton, tobacco to Christmas trees, any crop can be harmed if the wrong herbicide or pesticide comes in contact with it. Certain specialty crops are especially vulnerable because they can be damaged by lots of normal herbicides

NCDA&CS checks regulation of antimicrobial pesticides for COVID-19 cleaning

By on May 25, 2020

It seems many people, including business owners and managers, are thinking about deep cleaning these days. That’s especially true as more businesses in North Carolina reopen and people transition from the governor’s “stay home” order to a “safer at home”

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program passes new milestone – 4 million pounds collected.

By on April 28, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” On the heels of Earth Day celebrations, the NCDA&CS Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program has collected more than 4 million pounds of unused

Carpenter bees: a tale of solitude and tolerance

By on April 23, 2020

It’s the time of year when you may be seeing more carpenter bees around your house, especially if you’re around your house more these days. Carpenter bees are solitary though, so you won’t find them in hives – probably just

Pesticide Disposal Program keeps dangerous pesticides out of NC waterways and landfills

By on April 22, 2020

Four million pounds. Two thousand tons. Sixty-four million ounces. No matter how you say it, it’s a big number, and for the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer services, it’s a major milestone. Four million pounds is the amount of

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Today’s Topic: NCDA&CS in planning stages for new laboratory complex

By on May 10, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” In March, North Carolina voters approved the Connect NC bond package. The bond contained $94 million to help the department build a new

Mailbag: expired products and kudzu bugs

By on November 13, 2013

Every day, we receive emails through our website from people who have questions related to agriculture or services provided by our department. Answering emails is part of our efforts to provide the best customer service to North Carolina residents. The

Today’s Topic: N.C. Farm Safety and Health Week

By on September 17, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week. Gov. Pat McCrory has also

Travelers can take extra steps to sleep tight and not let the bedbugs bite

By on August 28, 2013

Labor Day travel plans could bring travelers into contact with more than just a relaxing day in the mountains or at the beach. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services encourages travelers to be aware of bedbugs and to