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Peak Season Soil Sampling Fee to Start Dec. 1

By on November 24, 2020

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Peak season testing fees are set to go into effect Dec. 1 at the Agronomic Services soil testing lab, marking the last

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Today’s Topic: Soil tests can help homeowners manage fertility in warm-season grasses

By on April 25, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Farmers are accustomed to using soil tests to help them determine their crops’ nutrient needs. Homeowners can benefit from the tests, too.

Improved website makes it easier to understand soil reports

By on July 18, 2012

Now is a great time to start preparing for fall plantings on your farm or home garden. And the first step in your preparations should always be a soil test. You can get a free soil test from the department’s

Agronomic Lab will be featured on UNC-TV’s Growing a Greener World

By on March 14, 2012

A film crew from “Growing a Greener World,” a show about eco-friendly living, was on location this morning at our Agronomonic Lab to record footage of the soil testing process for an upcoming episode. During the shoot, Dr. David Hardy,

News Roundup: Nov. 11-18

By on November 18, 2011

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. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Top USDA official discusses

Photos from the Field: Nematode assay

By on March 14, 2011

Many farmers turn to the NCDA&CS Agronomic Services Division to find out what nutrients are absent from their soil. They use this information to know how to enrich the soil for greater crop yields. Often times, though, it’s not what’s

News Roundup: June 5-11

By on June 11, 2010

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. Click on the links to go straight to each paper’s full story. “USDA says new