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Frost Seeding Clover

Hopefully everyone knows the benefits of adding clover to your pasture. A major benefit to consider now is that …

Mostly successful forage establishment.

Successful Forage Establishment

No matter whether you’re planting a pasture or a hayfield, seed costs can be expensive. Add in your time …

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Hay Mowing Height

It’s that time of year. If you’ve done any riding around, you have seen a ton of hay put …

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Backyard Agriculture 101

As we all try to adjust to our new lifestyles caused by COVID-19, N.C. Cooperative Extension is providing new …

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Alternative Forage Sampling Details

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) Forage Testing Lab has altered its sample submission protocol. 1) …

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