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Preparing Your Calves for Weaning

If you are a cow-calf producer then the future of the beef industry starts with you. Simple management practices …

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Mud Management for Horses

With this wet year we have had, and are still having, there are some things you can do to …

Cut dahlias

Extending Cut Dahlia Vase Life

Cut dahlias are perennially popular with growers and consumers because of their stunning beauty, and amazingly diverse colors, shapes, …

Hemp in hand

Heavy Metal Soil Testing for Hemp

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019 CONTACT: Dr. David Hardy, Ph.D., N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Agronomic Services Division 919-733-2655 NCDA&CS heavy metal …

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