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1. Soils and Plant Nutrients

This Soils and Plant Nutrients Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook examines the physical and …

1 week ago
A diagram of how raw materials become compost

Large-Scale Organic Materials Composting

This publication provides an overview of how to design and manage a composting system to …

2 weeks ago
Illustration of negatively charged soil particle and cations

Calculating the Rate of Acidifiers to Lower the pH of North Carolina Soils

Plants differ in their tolerance to soil pH. This publication provides information on determining the …

2 weeks agoSoilFacts

Planting Guide for Forage Crops in North Carolina

This planting guide provides the best available information about planting rates, depths, and stand evaluation …

9/3/20

Selecting Sites for Fraser Fir Production

This publication covers a full range of site factors that can help growers avoid Phytophthroa …

Map with locations of Hyde, Pasquotank, and Camden sites

Saltwater Intrusion in Agricultural Fields in Northeastern North Carolina and Potential Remediation Options

This publication discusses the effects of saltwater intrusion on soil fertility, how to identify issues …

8/21/20SoilFacts

Your Water Supply: Well Construction and Protection

This guide describes common types of well construction in North Carolina and offers advice for …

8/14/20
Photo of raised beds in a neighborhood.

Minimizing Risks of Soil Contaminants in Urban Gardens

This publication alerts prospective gardeners to some of the most common contaminants in urban soils, …

8/12/20SoilFacts