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Cover photo for 2021 OVT Wheat Data and Webinar

2021 OVT Wheat Data and Webinar

The 2021 commercial wheat data is now available via the Variety Selection Tool. We will be holding a training …

Cover photo for Variety Selection Tool Training

Variety Selection Tool Training

On January 28, 2021, the North Carolina OVT program held a virtual webinar going over an introduction to the …

2020 Soybean OVT Data

The 2020 Soybean OVT data is now available on the new variety selection tool: Variety Selection Tool Additionally, we have created …

2019 NC OVT Small Grains Data

The data from our 2018-19 NC OVT Small Grains trials are now available. You can find this data under …

New Twitter Account

For those that use Twitter, the NC OVT has a new Twitter account (@NCOVT) where we will be posting …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Chart showing stages of wheat from seedling to flowering

Adaptive Wheat Management: Increasing Wheat Yield by Adjusting for Weather Conditions

Variable growing environments for wheat can lead to challenges from one season to another. Adaptive …

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This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Gemini (isoxaben + prodiamine).

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Online sales can benefit tech-savvy local food producers who are looking for an emerging way …

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Strawberries: Late Planting and the Use of Floating Row Covers

Planting date, pre-plant soil and bed preparation and plant quality are the three important pillars …

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Bits of food in soil including vegetable pieces and egg shells

Composting at NC Residential and Summer Camps

Residential camps generate food scraps from meal preparation, plate scrapings, and leftover or spoiled food. …

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Gleaned Sweetpotatoes: Storage, Recipes, and Quick Facts

Do you have sweetpotatoes that have been gleaned that you plan on using or donating? …

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Offsetting Drought for Small-Scale Vegetable Production in North Carolina

A good source of water is a necessity for producing quality vegetables. During periods of …

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Africanized Honey Bees: Some Questions and Answers

This factsheet answers basic questions about Africanized honey bees. (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

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