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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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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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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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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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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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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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Southern Corn Rust Alert

Duplin County Center Information from Della King, Sampson County Center on What to do about it… According to Dr. Heiniger, NCSU Extension Specialist, we will have another early outbreak of Southern Rust in MORE »

How Do I Select Quality Hay?

Hay is an important part of the diet for horses and livestock so it only makes sense to choose a high quality hay to feed to your animals. There are two methods of MORE »

The Irrigator

       “A Waste Management and Forages Newsletter for Duplin County”   Summer 2015 It’s July – prime time for armyworms Amanda Hatcher, CED & Livestock Agent This is the time of year MORE »

Animal Waste Update Class

Animal Waste Update 2 Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:00-5:00pm Lois G. Britt Agricultural Service Center Kenansville No cost to attend Solid Set Calibration Animal Waste Games Safety Rainfall Simulation 3 hours animal waste MORE »

Managing Cotton Aphids popular

Cotton aphids have been more prevalent than normal this year in NC.  Treatment is only recommended if the following conditions are met: 1. Infestation levels are “relatively high” 2. Plants do not have MORE » – from   Cotton

July is the Time for Hand-Weeding (Collins & York) popular

By now, most post-emergence and/or layby herbicides have been applied and cotton  is beginning to lap the middles.  Later planted fields may still have time for layby applications depending on planting date and MORE » – from   Cotton

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ECA Leadership Team MeetingTue Aug 18, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Large Conference Room - Lois G. Britt Ag Service Center - Kenansville
— 3 weeks 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
— 3 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
— 6 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
ECA Leadership Team MeetingTue Mar 15, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Large Conference Room - Lois G. Britt Ag Service Center - Kenansville
— 8 months away
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