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Jun 23, 2022

Farms, Food and You: Plants in Space

Farms, Food and You talks with professor Marcela Rojas-Pierce to learn about an out-of-this-world experiment involving plant biology and what it means for the future of agriculture practices at home and beyond our atmosphere. 

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Mar 16, 2022

The (Turf)grass is Always Greener on the Other Side

If a whiff of fresh-cut grass makes you start humming “Take me out to the ball game,” then you’re either itching for spring training, passionate about turfgrass management, or both. 

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Feb 16, 2022

Carolina Gold Rice Rush

In the 1800s, Carolina Gold Rice covered thousands of acres in the Tidewater Region before a series of hurricanes wiped out crop production. Now, it's making a comeback thanks to ambitious farmers in Pamlico County. 

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Jan 19, 2022

New, Emerging Crop: Cigar Wrapper Tobacco

Crop and Soil Sciences' Matthew Vann discusses his research on North Carolina's emerging crop, cigar wrapper tobacco. 

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Dec 15, 2021

North Carolina ‘Hops’ to it

North Carolinians know that craft beer is booming in the state. More than 350 brewers and brewpubs across North Carolina are all trying their hand at making new, interesting flavors from a base recipe of grain, yeast, water and hops. 

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Dec 2, 2021

Hemp: North Carolina’s Budding Industry

The hemp industry is budding in North Carolina but it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing. We talk with Extension specialist David Suchoff about what's been accomplished and what we've learned so far.