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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Food Processing and Manufacturing Initiative

Food Processing and
Manufacturing Initiative

NC food processing and manufacturing initiative feasiblity study released The agricultural resources, industrial capacity and research innovation assets present in North Carolina create opportunities to catalyze development of value-added food processing and manufacturing businesses, according to a joint NC State-NCDA&CS economic feasibity study released Jan. 12. One page summary of the Initiative View the Full Report

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

Plant sciences initiative could spark NC economic growth, study finds A new economic study, released Jan. 12, shows that North Carolina has an opportunity to be the global hub for advanced plant sciences research and for the application of that research to expanding agricultural productivity. One page summary of the Initiative  View the Report

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Catfaced strawberry

New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

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Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil

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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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Dealing with Plant Stress in the Garden

Most any garden plant will ‘wilt’ in the sun or shade during periods of extreme high temperatures in this part of the state, but is this a sign of something more than the MORE »

ECA blessed ministries donation

Duplin ECA Club donates hand sewn apparel

Recently, Stanford-Duplin Extension and Community Association Club (ECA) members welcomed representations from Blessed2BlussU Ministries (B2BU) headquartered in Fremont, NC. The Rev. Doug Johnson and wife, Cindy, received more than 60 cotton ‘pillowcase’ dresses MORE »

How Late Can You Plant Soybeans

What to expect. Please see the information below from Dr. Dunphy, NCSU Soybean Specialist. The later you plant, the more dependent you are on the weather.  It’s not so much that we can’t MORE »

Managing Plant Bugs in Squaring Cotton popular

Although it looks like plant bugs may be again be an issue in 2015, we don’t need to panic.  What I mean by don’t panic is that we shouldn’t spray if it’s not MORE » – from   Cotton

Pesticide Disposal Day

Who: Farmers, Gardeners, and Homeowners What: Any pesticide (insecticide, herbicide, fungicide, etc) When: Wednesday, June 17, 10am-2pm Where: Duplin County Landfill, 325 Landfill Road, Rose Hill, NC Contact: Amanda Hatcher, 910-296-2143, NC Cooperative MORE »

Houseplant care is meeting focus

Recently, Stanford-Duplin Extension and Community Association members learn how to rejuvenate stressed houseplants. Duplin Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agent Tom Hroza gave an overview of indoor plant care and club members joined in a MORE »

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ECA Leadership Team MeetingTue Jul 21, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Large Conference Room - Lois G. Britt Ag Service Center - Kenansville
— 2 weeks away
ECA Leadership Team MeetingTue Aug 18, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Large Conference Room - Lois G. Britt Ag Service Center - Kenansville
— 1 month away
ECA Leadership Team MeetingTue Sep 15, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Large Conference Room - Lois G. Britt Ag Service Center - Kenansville
— 2 months away
ECA Leadership Team MeetingTue Oct 20, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Large Conference Room - Lois G. Britt Ag Service Center - Kenansville
— 4 months away
ECA Leadership Team MeetingTue Nov 17, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Large Conference Room - Lois G. Britt Ag Service Center - Kenansville
— 4 months away
ECA Leadership Team MeetingTue Dec 15, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Large Conference Room - Lois G. Britt Ag Service Center - Kenansville
— 5 months away
ECA Leadership Team MeetingTue Jan 19, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Large Conference Room - Lois G. Britt Ag Service Center - Kenansville
— 7 months away
ECA Leadership Team MeetingTue Feb 16, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Large Conference Room - Lois G. Britt Ag Service Center - Kenansville
— 7 months away
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