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Holiday Breakfast

Healthier Holiday Breakfasts During leisurely Holiday mornings, breakfast often has a chance to take center stage. Most of these recipes …

Thirty Minute Meals

Healthy 30-Minute Meals to Keep Your Family on Track Through the Holidays! During the Holiday rush between Halloween and New …

Cook Your Fall Decorations

Don’t Toss Your Fall Decorations – Cook Them!!! I love Fall decorating, the colors, the use of fresh materials, …

Spaghetti Squash

The Very Surprising Spaghetti Squash! If you’re a big pasta fan, it might be time to try a different type …

Pears

Enjoy the Fresh Pears? Fresh pears are abundant this time of year and you certainly do not want this nutritional …

Lenoir County Fair Cook Off

Do you want to be known in Lenoir County for the most magnificent casserole? Get your best recipe out …

Fall Apples

Fall is the Season for Apples Honey Crisp, Pink Lady, or Granny Smith; no matter which variety is your favorite, …

Fresh Flounder

Fresh Flounder – Catch and Cook Them While You Can The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries has adjusted the …

Honey Bees

Celebrate the Honey Bee!!! Each year we celebrate National Honey Bee Day, on the third Saturday in August. The celebration …

Muscadines are Ripe and Ready!

Muscadine’s are Ripe and Ready! Muscadine grapes originated in the Southeastern region of the United States and as you know …

Eggplant!

The Healthy and Versatile Eggplant It’s that wonderful time in summer when eggplants, in their many shapes and colors have …

Banana Peppers

Abundance of Banana Peppers!! Do you have more banana peppers than you think you possibly could ever eat? I …

Fresh Figs

Summer Figs – Get Them Fast Sweet, juicy, and crunchy, it’s hard to think of a fruit that provides the …

Okra

Okra, Love it? Or Love to Hate it? Okra is either one of those vegetables that you love or you …

Butter Beans

Are You Ready for a “Mess of Butter Beans!” Everyone is always waiting for the first “mess of butter beans” …

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Adaptive Wheat Management: Increasing Wheat Yield by Adjusting for Weather Conditions

Variable growing environments for wheat can lead to challenges from one season to another. Adaptive …

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Gemini (isoxaben + prodiamine)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Gemini (isoxaben + prodiamine).

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Strawberries: Late Planting and the Use of Floating Row Covers

Planting date, pre-plant soil and bed preparation and plant quality are the three important pillars …

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Composting at NC Residential and Summer Camps

Residential camps generate food scraps from meal preparation, plate scrapings, and leftover or spoiled food. …

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A gleaning event

Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

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Offsetting Drought for Small-Scale Vegetable Production in North Carolina

A good source of water is a necessity for producing quality vegetables. During periods of …

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Africanized Honey Bees: Some Questions and Answers

This factsheet answers basic questions about Africanized honey bees. (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

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