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New NCDA&CS regional agronomist serving growers in Tidewater area

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has hired Adam Lassiter as regional agronomist for Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Martin, Pamlico, Tyrrell and Washington counties. Lassiter is based at the Vernon James Center in Plymouth.

Regional agronomists are part of the Field Services Section of the department?s Agronomic Services Division. They provide advice on crop fertilization, nutrient management, lime needs, soil testing, plant tissue analysis, use of animal wastes and composts, nematode analysis, and testing of source water and nutrient solutions.

?We?re glad to have Adam Lassiter join our staff,? said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. ?He comes to us with more than 10 years of field experience in the Tidewater area. He will be a valuable resource for growers seeking to optimize crop nutrients or manage plant-parasitic nematodes.?

Lassiter, a native of Perquimans County, earned his bachelor?s and master?s degrees in agricultural education from North Carolina A&T State University. He has worked as a county agent for Cooperative Extension and as a private agricultural consultant.

To arrange a consultation, contact Lassiter by email at or by office phone, 252-793-4118, ext. 122. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.