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Cover photo for 2016 Horse Judging Course Offerings

2016 Horse Judging Course Offerings

NCSU and Extension Equine Husbandry are proud to offer two opportunities for individuals to improve and enhance their horse …

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2016 Communications Contest Results

Congratulations to all the youth that participated in the 2016 NC 4-H Horse Program Communications Contests which were held …

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NSBA Boot Camp Being Held in NC

The National Snaffle Bit Association is holding a series of 3 “boot camps” across the United States and one …

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NCSU Horse Judging Manual Sales

The 2021 NCSU Horse Judging Short Course Manual (25th edition) features 12 chapters and 356 pages of information that …

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Candace Norman Service Award

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Candace Norman Outstanding Service Award. Two winners, a youth and adult, …

Cover photo for 2016 Artistic Expression Contests

2016 Artistic Expression Contests

The NC 4-H Horse Program offers some awesome “horse-less” contests, including our Artistic Expression and Creative Writing events. Be …

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NCDA&CS Survey of Soybean Cyst Nematode in NC.

Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …

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Calf Care Guide for Youth

This publication provides information about common calf health issues and steps youth can take to …

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How Does Nitrogen Move Through a Swine Farm with a Lagoon-Sprayfield System?

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Best Management Practices for Agricultural Nutrients

This factsheet for farmers describes ways to control the harmful effects of excess nutrients while …

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Size Matters: Accounting for Hemp Seed Size When Calibrating Your Grain Drill

This article highlights the difference in grain and fiber hemp seed size and the importance …

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Utilizing the NC State University Cotton Planting Conditions Calculator and the NCDA&CS Cotton Seed Database to Make Wise Planting Decisions

This publication provides an overview of the NC State University Cotton Planting Conditions Calculator and …

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Utilizing the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Cotton Seed Quality Testing Program to Make Better Planting Decisions

This publication provides information about the NCDA&CS Cotton Seed Quality Testing program and how to …

6/1/22
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2020 Uniform Peanut Performance Tests

This report provides the results of the 2020 tests conducted to evaluate the commercial potential …