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1707
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Research performed at state universities and research facilities fosters the growth of agribusiness by keeping the industry abreast of the latest technologies and techniques.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 52 Issue 7, July 1994, p60, il
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28471
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Life-sciences companies are using the smallest organism to improve North Carolina’s largest industry, agriculture. The magazine and the N.C. Biotechnology Center assembled a panel of experts who discuss where research on the microbiome stands, how it is being implemented, and what the results will be. Research could make it easier to cultivate crops in harsher conditions, making it easier to feed the world.
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30207
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PrecisionHawk is a commercial drone and data company headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. Its signature software program, DataMapper, gathers and analyzes data from sensors placed on drones. The primary mission is to help farmers with technology that can pinpoint crop disease and highlight dry areas down to the individual plant.
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31086
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Farmers in Bertie County, North Carolina had for years wanted to improve efficiency and production on their farms, preferably with industry using farm products. With the aid of scientists at the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station and the development of a new sweet potato, a new industry rose in Bertie, providing jobs for a new market and new food for consumers.
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31199
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About 9800 acres of cabbage, valued at $2 million, were grown in North Carolina in 1961. But there has been difficulty for some cabbage growers in getting sufficient hand labor, about 160 man-hours now required to produce an acre of cabbage. Therefore, agricultural engineers at North Carolina State College are developing a mechanical harvester that should cut the number of hours required to produce cabbage.
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31470
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Two agricultural engineers at North Carolina State University have designed, built and tested a new poultry house that could cut energy costs by millions of dollars. Michael Timmons and Gerald Baughman built their “flex house” to combine the advantages of naturally ventilated and enclosed housing for poultry production. Some key features are an insulated, flexible side wall curtain and a controllable ventilator.
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34155
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Agriculture has recently faced criticism because of its contributions to soil erosion, pollution of groundwater, exposure to pesticides, and cultivation of environmentally sensitive and marginally productive land. Research coordinated by Dr. Larry King at North Carolina State University is exploring “alternative agriculture” or low-input, sustainable agricultural practices. This research could enhance the competitiveness of alternative methods and help solve water quality problems.
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34158
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The City of Raleigh is supporting a research team led by Dr. Larry King of North Carolina State University in a study of the soil properties of its sludge-treated fields, the composition of the crops grown there, and groundwater quality with attention to nitrates. The city plans to compost sludge to produce a product that can be used by the Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department in its landscaping program and be made available to farmers for use on specified crops.
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34169
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A Water Resource Research Institute project initiated in 1987 and aimed at determining the effectiveness of vegetative buffers in removing sediment and nutrients from agricultural drainage has been extended and expanded under a cooperative funding agreement among several agencies and university scientists. The results of the study should allow more accurate prediction of how vegetative buggers can aid in solving agricultural nonpoint source pollution problems.
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34238
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In an update of a 1991 study, scientists at North Carolina State University report that counties in the Piedmont and Coastal Plan produce more nutrients in animal waste than the crops grown in the counties can take up. The Extension Service will begin discussions with livestock producers about the need to consider dispersing livestock operations to prevent nutrient “saturation” or containment in localized areas.
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34261
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Located about eight miles south of the North Carolina State University campus in Raleigh are the new facilities of the Animal and Poultry Waste Management Center. The university and its partners are building and equipping waste processing and composting buildings that will help to find solutions to environmental problems associated with animal agriculture. New research, products, and technology hold promise for controlling odor and nutrient output.
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34329
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Researchers at North Carolina State University have recently begun to study vegetation management in forested filter zones to find the combination of cover types best suited to remove or cause the removal of sediments and nutrients. This research extends their work in the Tar-Pamlico Basin, which demonstrated the superiority of dense regrowth following a clear cut over the mature mixed pine-hardwood forest. Detention of sediments was improved while detention of nutrients was dramatically improved.