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Changes to Worker Protection Standard include fit testing and more worker training

By on April 24, 2017

It’s been a few months since new revisions to federal rules to protect agricultural workers from pesticide exposure went into effect. Since then, inspectors with the Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division have been working to assist farmers, producers and

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Today’s Topic: NC marks 1st anniversary of using FieldWatch programs to protect bees and crops

By on April 11, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A year ago this month, North Carolina became the 14th state to partner with FieldWatch, an online mapping service designed to help prevent

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News Roundup: Dec. 23-30

By on December 30, 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. “Waldenomics: NC growth to continue in 2017,” The News & Observer: N.C. State University economist Michael

Saving ‘old man’s beard’: Protecting white fringetree from the emerald ash borer

By on November 2, 2016

It’s the beginning of November and the stubble has begun! In case you haven’t noticed the trend in recent years, the month of November has turned into “no shave November” or “Movember” for many men. It’s a month devoted to

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News Roundup: Sept. 10 – 16

By on September 16, 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. “Black cohosh: WNC’s next cash crop?” Asheville Citizen-Times: Seems like it would be a slam

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News Roundup: May 28 – June 3

By on June 3, 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. “Honeybees pick up ‘astonishing’ number of pesticides via non-crop plants,” Phys.Org: A Purdue University

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News Roundup: May 21-27

By on May 27, 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. “Freeze Damage in Peaches Becoming Evident,”  Southern Farm Network: (Audio) Two late freezes, one in

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Today’s Topic: New online tool to help prevent crop damage, bee deaths from pesticide drift

By on April 5, 2016

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” North Carolina is joining 13 other states in offering an online service that allows producers of pesticide-sensitive specialty crops to map their crop locations. Commissioner

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News Roundup: Nov. 14-20

By on November 27, 2015

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. “NC Farmers Begin Selling Live Christmas Trees,” TWC News: (Video) With the holidays around the

DIY: Using insecticides to protect or rehab ash trees from emerald ash borer attack

By on October 7, 2015

The emerald ash borer has become notorious in North Carolina. From its first appearance in the state in 2013, it has already left a trail of dead ash trees in its wake. And it continues to spread, prompting a statewide