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Lab work keeps N.C. agriculture going

By on April 8, 2020

“It’s not ideal, but it’s necessary.” That’s how Dr. Colleen Hudak-Wise describes the changes that have been made at labs in the Agronomic Services Division in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As the director of the division,

Today’s Topic: New nematode molecular diagnostic fee in effect.

By on November 21, 2019

The NCDA&CS’ nematode lab had a record-breaking year with over 52,300 samples processed, including 2,878 molecular diagnostic samples. Interest in nematode testing has increased from sweet potato producers, particularly in identifying the Guava root knot nematode. The lab has had

Nemotology lab team sets records and receives Team Excellence award honors

By on November 28, 2018

You ask most people what a nematode is, and they wouldn’t be able to tell you. Here at the N.C. Department of Agriculture, we have an entire team dedicated to studying and identifying nematodes. A nematode is a worm such

NC Board of Agriculture approves rules for Animal Shelter Fund

By on August 25, 2017

The N.C. Board of Agriculture on Aug. 23 adopted permanent rules for the Animal Shelter Support Fund. The rules define eligible expenses and establish application guidelines for the fund. Temporary rules have been in place since November 2016. The General

News Roundup

News Roundup: Feb. 11-17

By on February 17, 2017

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. “Warning bells issued for nematodes in Carolinas,” Southeast Farm Press: Both Clemson University and North Carolina

News Roundup

News Roundup: Feb. 27-March 4

By on March 4, 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. “Mount Airy’s Nester Hosiery finds success with Farm to Feet brand,” Winston-Salem Journal: Officials with