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NCDA&CS inspectors finding problems with fertilizer

Maybe it was the wet weather clogging the bagging machine or poor quality control with the distributors, but whatever the reason, inspectors with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have failed more than 35,000 bags of fertilizer for improper weight during recent inspections. “Our inspectors spend the month of March inspecting bagged fertilizer […]

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News Roundup: April 27 – May 3

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. Click on the links to go straight to the full story. “Study suggests honeybee collapse has many culprits,” News & Observer: It’s one of the most perplexing environmental mysteries of […]

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Tips to save green on lawncare items this spring

Spring gardens are about to bloom across North Carolina. But before homeowners dig in to a new year, the department’s Standards Division is inspecting mulch, fertilizer and other garden products to make sure consumers aren’t short changed at checkout. The department employs 38 weights and measures inspectors who inspect everything from gas pumps and taxi-cab […]

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Today’s Topic: New equipment will help Agronomic Services Lab speed up processing

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Soil testing at the NCDA&CS Agronomic Services Division is in very high demand this fall. Weather conditions have allowed growers and crop consultants to sample earlier than normal. In November, the lab analyzed 12 percent more samples […]

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Today’s Topic: National Weights and Measures Week

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.” March 1-7 is National Weights and Measures Week. It’s a time to think about the many products we buy or weigh, and even the gas we pump. On any given day, Americans make dozens of purchase […]

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Photos from the Field: Piles of Soil Samples

Soil testing is one service the NCDA&CS Agronomic Division offers for farmers and consumers, which allows for hobby gardeners and larger farm operations alike to figure out the right amount of lime and fertilizer for optimum yield and environmental protection. By November, which is when this photo was likely taken, the lab will be well […]

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