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Sampling for Nematodes Before Planting Sweet Potatoes

sweet potato

  A fairly new species of nematode is making itself known in the southeast, particularly in sweet potato production.  North Carolina Department of Agriculture Regional Agronomist Don Nicholson explains: “Well, we’re just seeing a newer nematode coming on the scene

NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission Completes 2017 Grant Cycle

NC Trust Comission

  Recently, the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund commission distributed grant awards from their 2017 grant cycle.  William Upchurch, Executive Director of the NC Tobacco Trust Fund Commission outlines some of the recipients: “We had a really good grant cycle

First 60 Days for the Launch Director of NCSU’s Plant Sciences Initiative

Stephen Briggs

  Stephen Briggs is just about 60 days on the job as the launch director of the NC State College of Ag and Life Sciences Plant Sciences Initiative.  Briggs explains his role in the PSI project: “My role here as