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Regional Agronomists provide April crop updates

By on April 8, 2021

With a long, wet winter and now Easter behind us, field work and land preparation for the 2021 crop is in full swing. With the soils drying out over the past week, many acres have been tilled and/or burndown herbicides

April brings the start of nursery inspection season

By on April 7, 2021

Spring is upon us, and with it comes the start of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ nursery inspection season. Inspections began formally on April 1, and are carried out by the Plant Industry division’s Plant Protection

Fascinated by flowers: A farmer’s dream

By on May 1, 2020

Every Friday on social media, we post a Farm Feature Friday showcasing one of our dedicated North Carolina farmers. Ruth Holcomb, of Currin’s Nursery, is one of those farmers. The #FarmFeatureFriday campaign will run for an entire year on our

News Roundup

News Roundup: Jan. 13-20

By on January 20, 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. “More land for DuPont State Forest,” Asheville Citizen-Times: (Video) DuPont State Forest Supervisor Jason Guidry

Today’s Topic: Statistics yearbook shows N.C. agriculture by the numbers

By on December 28, 2010

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with  Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” This week, Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda talk about the 2010 yearbook of North Carolina agricultural statistics. The NCDA&CS Statistics Division works with

Photos from the Field: Metrolina Greenhouses

By on May 17, 2010

Flats of plants sit beneath hanging baskets at Metrolina Greenhouses Inc. in Huntersville Charlotte is known more for banking than agriculture, but the area is home to the largest single-site, heated greenhouse in the United States — Metrolina Greenhouses Inc.