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NCDA&CS Agronomic Services Division is much more than just soil testing

By on April 3, 2019

File this under “Learned Something New Today,” but I didn’t know that April 1-5 is recognized as Agronomy Week. In fairness, it’s a relatively new celebration, marking just it’s third year. The week offers us a chance to highlight some

News Roundup

News Roundup: March 17-23

By on March 23, 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. “NC State Researcher Awarded Grant to Improve Honeybee Health,” NC State CALS News: With a grant

News Roundup

News Roundup: Jan. 7-13

By on January 13, 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. “NC nears finalizing rules regarding the growing of hemp,” WNCN: (Video) North Carolina is weeks away

Today’s Topic: New exhibit at Museum of Natural Sciences digs into secrets of soil

By on May 19, 2015

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” A new traveling exhibit at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh aims to educate us about the world beneath our feet. “Dig

AgroTips: September

By on September 9, 2010

Monthly advice from the NCDA&CS Agronomic Division for farmers and homeowners for maintaining healthy soil. Prepare gardens for fall/winter. First, if you haven’t had your soil tested in the last three years, do it now. Instructions for collecting samples are

Photos from the Field: Piles of Soil Samples

By on August 31, 2009

Soil testing is one service the NCDA&CS Agronomic Division offers for farmers and consumers, which allows for hobby gardeners and larger farm operations alike to figure out the right amount of lime and fertilizer for optimum yield and environmental protection.

Getting ready for those spring chores

By on April 2, 2009

This time of year, some people start thinking about their gardens, yards and crops–getting the soil ready, removing weeds, deciding what to plant. The list of chores is endless. The department’s Standards Division has already been busy tackling its own