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High fertilizer costs means it is even more important to follow agronomic recommendations on applying nutrients to soil.

By on March 17, 2022

Summary: Our Agronomic Services lab can provide specific and scientifically supported advice on nutrient application. Fertilizer recommendations have changed in the past year, so as farmers look to manage costs, it is even more important for farmers to soil test

Still time to submit soil samples for free testing.

By on November 8, 2021

Farmers and homeowners are reminded to submit soil samples now to the Agronomic Services lab to avoid peak-season fees. The fees are expected to take effect Dec. 1 this year. I like to try to remind growers and homeowners as

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,

News Roundup

News Roundup: Nov. 18-22

By on November 24, 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. “There’s a good chance your Thanksgiving turkey was raised on a North Carolina farm,” The

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: It’s time to test soils for cool-season grasses

By on September 5, 2017

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” It’s the right time of year to obtain soil tests for cool-season grasses, such as fescue and ryegrass. The NCDA&CS Agronomic Services Division’s

News Roundup

News Roundup: Jan. 2-8

By on January 8, 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. “Ban on poultry shows, sales lifted,” Jacksonville Daily News: Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced today

New peak-season fee encourages earlier soil sampling

By on March 5, 2014

In December a new fee went into effect for processing peak-season soil samples with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Agronomic Services Division. This $4 fee was meant to encourage farmers to submit their soil samples early and

Today’s Topic: Early soil sampling encouraged

By on August 27, 2013

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Rainfall in most of North Carolina has been at record high levels for most of the year. As a result, most crops

News Roundup: Aug 17-23

By on August 23, 2013

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. “State ag officials: Record

News Roundup: Sept. 22-28

By on September 28, 2012

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. “Vegetable garden provides healthy