Winter and beekeeping chores

Winter and beekeeping chores

During the winter, we have short days, long nights, and different temperature variations. As weather relates to bees, daily temperatures are typically...

January 17th, 2017 updated: January 17th, 2017. |  


Corn growers referendum slated for Feb. 22

RALEIGH — Feb. 22 is the date when corn growers will vote on continuation of the self assessment program for six years.The Board of Directors of...

January 17th, 2017 updated: January 17th, 2017. |  


A floating fire ant colony

A floating fire ant colony

This colony of fire ants were captured by photographer Kelly Jones floating in a field flooded by Hurricane Matthew back in October. The field was on ...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Meeting the needs, sun or snow

Meeting the needs, sun or snow

Despite the wintery mix that fell in Sampson and Duplin counties Saturday, farmers were quick to respond to the needs of their animals, like these cow...

January 10th, 2017 |  


Being energy efficient in your poultry houses

Being energy efficient in your poultry houses

Over the years, energy efficiency has ramped up and people are more aware of their energy usage. Power companies have also started offering incentives...

January 3rd, 2017 updated: January 3rd, 2017. |  


A head above the rest

A head above the rest

Rows and rows of fresh cabbage can be seen in this field, a crop that is often grown in both spring and fall in eastern North Carolina. Statistics fro...

December 27th, 2016 updated: December 27th, 2016. |  


Dealing with the feral swine population

The feral or wild swine population in the United States is expanding and is estimated to have caused $1.5 billion in damage in the past year alone. Fe...

December 27th, 2016 |  


Avoid premature loss of poinsettias

Avoid premature loss of poinsettias

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I enjoy spending time with family, giving to the less fortunate, keeping family traditions, and reflecting ...

December 20th, 2016 |  


Cooperative Extension offers new resource: Ask an expert

Sampson County residents now have the expertise of all of the nation’s land-grant universities at their fingertips, thanks to a web tool offered...

December 20th, 2016 |  


A guide to the donkey

A guide to the donkey

The lowly donkey, the hardworking equine often cast as the forgettable member of the farm could just be the livestock guardian you’re missing ou...

December 20th, 2016 |