Black Shank in flue-cured tobacco

Black Shank in flue-cured tobacco

Even though it seems like Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus has hit tobacco growers hard in some areas this season, traditionally, severity of plant loss is d...

August 1st, 2017 |  


Azalea foliage can suffer from caterpillars

Azalea foliage can suffer from caterpillars

I was mowing my lawn last weekend, and when I trimmed up next to my azalea bushes I noticed a few bare spots in the foliage. Upon closer inspection, I...

August 1st, 2017 |  


Solar farms spark debate

Solar farms spark debate

As solar farms continue to grow throughout North Carolina, some wonder if they are harmful to the land.According to a recent article published in the ...

July 31st, 2017 updated: July 31st, 2017. |  


Sampson extension program promotes healthy choices

Sampson extension program promotes healthy choices

Thanks to a local program through Sampson County Cooperative Extension, a group of local adults are making better choices for their health.The Friendl...

July 31st, 2017 |  


Prestage, 4-H Round-Up coming soon

Prestage, 4-H Round-Up coming soon

The tradition of youths competing and showing off some of the best looking heifer and lambs will continue this summer.Prestage Farms’ Youth Live...

July 28th, 2017 |  


Velvet ants have a powerful sting

Velvet ants have a powerful sting

A few weeks ago, I was in the yard with my son and nephews playing catch with baseballs. One of the throws went over their head and they took off chas...

July 25th, 2017 |  


UMO ag not your average classroom

UMO ag not your average classroom

MOUNT OLIVE — Forget four walls, at the University of Mount Olive, everything is fair game when it comes to learning spaces within the Departmen...

July 25th, 2017 |  


Subway features local farmers

RALEIGH — Subway® restaurants recently launched a partnership with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Got To Be NC progra...

July 25th, 2017 |  


Provide water, shade for cattle in summer heat

Provide water, shade for cattle in summer heat

Since it has gotten very hot over the past weeks, and it will only get hotter, I thought this would be a good time to discuss livestock water needs in...

July 18th, 2017 |  


Fresh on the vine

Fresh on the vine

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July 18th, 2017 |