Raising animals — poultry, hogs, horses, beef and dairy cattle and more — has become the most valuable segment of North Carolina agriculture. Today, animal agriculture accounts for about 60 percent of the state’s total farm cash receipts. North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps growers use the latest research to improve production and manage animal waste in environmentally sound ways.
Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Biochemtex will be locating its new cellulosic biofuels production operations in Sampson County. The company and its partners plan to MORE »– from Soils
The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service has updated Web Soil Survey to include numerous improvements and new features. Read all about the latest version: Web Soil Survey 3.0 New MORE »– from Soils
A fuels and chemicals company said it has nailed down a major supplier for its planned $200 million ethanol plant near Clinton. Wilmington-based Chemtex said Murphy Brown LLC, a hog-farming company headquartered in MORE »– from Soils
N. Nitrogen. Atomic number seven. Unnoticed, untasted, it nevertheless fills our stomachs. It is the engine of agriculture, the key to plenty in our crowded, hungry world. Read more at National Geographic’s Fertilized MORE »– from Soils
The Department of Soil Science and the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering have partnered in the development of an on-line video titled “Poultry Litter Spreader Calibration.” The video is part of a MORE »– from Soils
Nutrient management planning is the tool we use to efficiently and effectively manage crop nutrients. Environmental protection is one of the key goals of nutrient management. Other goals realized are more efficient (less MORE »– from Soils
In 2013, Soil Science Extension launched the Agricultural Input Management (AIM) Program. The AIM Program is a voluntary program that will help farmers in eastern North Carolina increase their profits and conserve resources MORE »– from Soils