As the world population grows, so does the need for abundant, affordable and safe food. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s educational programs provide farmers and agribusinesses with the research-based knowledge they need to produce high-quality crops and livestock in economically and environmentally sustainable ways. That’s important for North Carolina because agriculture and agribusiness account for about 17 percent of our state’s jobs and income.
2013 Eastern NC Landscape Conference and Trade Show will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the Wilson County Agricultural Center. Pesticide credits will be offered. Pre-registration forms and fees are due by MORE »
The combination of warm spring weather and rain always brings an increase in fire ant activity. Fire ants create large mounds and when disturbed they aggressively leave the mound and typically up your MORE »
Newsarticle Cyndi Lauderdale May 4, 2012 Wilson Botanical Garden Open House The Wilson Botanical Garden will host an open house to dedicate its newest garden the Children’s Secret Garden on Saturday, May 19 MORE »
NEWS ARTICLE Cyndi Lauderdale Horticulture Agent November 20, 2009 CHRISTMAS TREE CARE Many homeowners are in the process of selecting a cut Christmas tree. Christmas trees purchased are typically fir, spruce, or MORE »
Is it a yam? Is it a sweet potato? Whatever you call this orange vegetable, it’s super nutritious. Technically (or trivially?), yams and sweet potatoes come from different plant species. The yam is MORE »