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How Do I Blanch Vegetables?

Q: How do I blanch vegetables? A: Blanching (scalding vegetables in boiling water or steam for a short time) is …

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Homemade Hand Sanitizer

The big topic of discussion at this time is COVID-19. We live in an age of technology and a …

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Is It Time to Sell My Timber?

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, at noon, N.C. Cooperative Extension will conduct a webinar training for timber owners entitled …

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Local Food Venison Program

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Madison County Center links farmers, landowners, food banks, hunters, and meat processors to increase the amount …

Fresh Food and Factsheets

Extension and YMCA Mobile Market

Madison County Cooperative Extension is passing out gardening and safe food handling fact sheets during the YMCA Mobile Markets. …

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How Big Does My Garden Need to Be?

Gardening means different things to different people. Thousands view gardening as a hobby, a relaxing escape from the pressures of …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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Growing Jerusalem Artichokes

This publication offers information on the Jerusalem artichoke, (Helianthus tuberosus L.), also known as sunchoke, …

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Water Needs Assessment Tool—A Guide for Technical Specialists

This publication provides background information and references for the Water Needs Assessment Tool spreadsheet and …

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Industrial Hemp in North Carolina: A Guide to Understanding and Evaluating Contracts

This guide provides an overview of contraction options for the growing industrial hemp industry in …

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Ventilating to Cool Modern Grower Turkeys

As heat stress is one of the most significant management challenges facing the N.C. turkey …

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Asparagus

This series of publications provides information about how to grow, harvest, and prepare a variety …

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Challenges with Herbicide Resistance and Value of Cultural Practices in Managing Weeds: Examples from Research in North Carolina

A few weed species in North Carolina have become pervasive across the state and are …

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Good Agricultural Practices Fresh Produce Safety Plan for Field Practices

This document was developed in workshops with North Carolina growers to provide a framework for …

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Insect Management on Organic Farms

Insect management presents a challenge to organic farmers. Insects are highly mobile and well adapted …

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