NC State Team Finds Solution for Sweetpotato Problem
An NC State team led by Jonathan Schultheis has determined a new curing process that greatly reduces internal necrosis in Covington sweetpotatoes. This will save N.C. sweetpotato producers millions of dollars in crop loss.
One-on-One with NC State Extension’s Rich Bonanno
Bonanno discusses the challenges North Carolina agriculture faces today and how NC State Extension, the organization he leads, works to keep the industry at the forefront of the state’s economy.
Cotton: The Fabric of our State
Guy Collins, cotton specialist with NC State Extension, explains how cotton is weaved into our everyday lives and shares what NC State is doing to help our cotton growers make better, more sustainable decisions.
Generous Grants from SECU Foundation a Lifesaver for 4-H, FFA Camps
The North Carolina State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation has awarded $50,000 in grants to ease the extreme financial impact of a missed season of summer camp on NC State Extension’s Millstone 4-H Camp and the North Carolina FFA Center.
Faculty Focus: Nelson to Help USDA Guide Agricultural Innovation
Natalie Nelson, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering was selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to serve as one of the 11 subject matter experts for the USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda.
Agritourism: Heading Out to the Farm
Fall usually brings corn mazes, hayrides, pick-your-own pumpkins and more ways to experience North Carolina farms, but the pandemic adds uncertainty for 2020.
Outdoor Play: At Your Doorstep
Getting outside is good for kids’ health, education and relationships. An updated guide from NC State offers parenting strategies to help make it happen.
Stopping Bugs With a Taste for Art
The Gregg Museum takes a scientific approach to managing invasive pests.
Using Food Scraps to Grow Vegetables
Thinking about growing a vegetable garden with the extra time at home? You might have the key ingredients in your kitchen right now!
Bee, Wasp or Fly? How to Identify Which is Which
It turns out there are key differences between bees, wasps and flies that are easy to spot with the trained eye. Whether you’re seeking peace of mind or looking to identify new guests in your garden, NC State Extension can help.