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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, JAN. 15, 2013

CONTACT:

J. Kent Messick, Field Services Section chief
NCDA&CS Agronomic Services Division

919-733-2655

New NCDA&CS regional agronomist serving growers in Tidewater area

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has hired Adam Lassiter as regional agronomist for Beaufort, Dare, Hyde, Martin, Pamlico, Tyrrell and Washington counties. Lassiter is based at the Vernon James Center in Plymouth.

Regional agronomists are part of the Field Services Section of the department’s Agronomic Services Division. They provide advice on crop fertilization, nutrient management, lime needs, soil testing, plant tissue analysis, use of animal wastes and composts, nematode analysis, and testing of source water and nutrient solutions.

“We’re glad to have Adam Lassiter join our staff,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “He comes to us with more than 10 years of field experience in the Tidewater area. He will be a valuable resource for growers seeking to optimize crop nutrients or manage plant-parasitic nematodes.”

Lassiter, a native of Perquimans County, earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural education from North Carolina A&T State University. He has worked as a county agent for Cooperative Extension and as a private agricultural consultant.

To arrange a consultation, contact Lassiter by email at adam.lassiter@ncagr.gov or by office phone, 252-793-4118, ext. 122.

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