Viewing: Plant Industry

Phil Wilson to retire after four decades

By on September 23, 2021

Thirty-seven years is a long time to do just about anything. For Phil Wilson, NCDA&CS Plant Industry Director, nearly four decades with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will come to a close later this year when

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Keep your ears open in Northwestern N.C. for the emergence of 17-year cicadas.

By on June 2, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Folks in the Northwestern counties of Ashe, Alleghany, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry and Wilkes may soon hear the familiar sounds of 17-year cicadas

News Roundup

News Roundup: June 2 – 8

By on June 8, 2018

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. “OPENING THE WORLD TO CAROLINA AGRICULTURE,” Southern Farm Network: (Audio) The world may be your oyster,

Looking back at 2017: our year-in-review

By on December 31, 2017

With over 2,000 employees in 20 divisions and a presence in all 100 counties, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services touches the lives of North Carolinians every day. We have regulatory and service responsibilities that are wide-ranging, but

Looking for the Emerald Ash Borer

By on March 27, 2013

You may have seen them hanging in trees along the side of the road: large, purple, sticky prisms. Based on appearance alone, you can probably think of more attractive things to hang in trees. But for the emerald ash borer,

Photos from the Field: Ground broken for new NCDA lab facility

By on April 4, 2011

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides testing for everything from food and cosmetics to seed and fertilizer. Most of the tests are conducted at the department’s Constable Laboratory near the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The building, is

Faces in the Field: Laura Gadd, botanist

By on March 16, 2009

We have a diverse workforce here at the NCDA&CS that focuses on consumer protection, food safety, agricultural marketing, accuracy of weights and measures, plant conservation, livestock protection…and more. Once a month, we’ll talk to one of our employees and hopefully