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Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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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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State Climate Office
of North Carolina

Our partners at the State Climate Office of North Carolina provide the most accurate climate information to the citizens of our state. Their website includes recent news from their Twitter feed, featured products, quick links, and a map of data from their ECONet weather stations. You can also view data from more than 1,000 Southeastern weather stations on their full CRONOS map or follow their blog.

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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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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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Soybean Rust Update popular

Sept. 23, 2016 from Jim Dunphy, Crop Science Extension Specialist (Soybeans) and Lindsey Thiessen, Extension Plant Pathologist Although Asiatic Soybean Rust may be moving up the Mississippi River valley pretty rapidly, it seems MORE » – from   Integrated Pest Management

Improving Integrated Pest Management in Tobacco popular

Our laboratory has recently published a study which measured the differences between our current integrated pest management (IPM) recommendations for tobacco insect management and what growers actually do. This was the topic of Jeremy Slone’s MORE » – from   Entomology

Guidelines for Keeping Cotton Contamination-Free popular

Please see the bulletin (link below) from the National Cotton Council regarding practices for keeping harvested cotton contamination-free.  This is an important issue that could affect marketability of cotton.  Careful attention to these practices MORE » – from   Cotton

Animal Waste Training

10-hour Initial Animal Waste Training 10am-4pm, October 26 and 27 Prepare participants to take the exam; exam date is December 8 Class is in auditorium of extension office Call to RSVP Cost is MORE »

Nickels for Know-How Referendum

DUPLIN COUNTY NICKELS FOR KNOW-HOW REFERENDUM ANNOUNCEMENT The Duplin County Nickels for Know-How Referendum will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 One polling place has been established in the county. The polling MORE »

Rain Barrels! popular

Rain barrels are now available.  These roughly 50-gallon food-grade barrels come complete with screened inlet, brass faucet, and 1.5-inch overflow outlet.  The cost is $50 for a “ready-made” unpainted barrel. Rain Barrel information MORE » – from   Onslow County Center

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ECA Leadership Team MeetingTue Oct 18, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Rom 208 - Lois G. Britt Ag Service Center - Kenansville
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ECA Leadership Team MeetingTue Nov 15, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Rom 104 - Lois G. Britt Ag Service Center - Kenansville
— 2 months away
ECA Leadership Team MeetingTue Dec 20, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Rom 104 - Lois G. Britt Ag Service Center - Kenansville
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Rom 104 - Lois G. Britt Ag Service Center - Kenansville
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ECA Leadership Team MeetingTue Feb 21, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Rom 104 - Lois G. Britt Ag Service Center - Kenansville
— 5 months away
ECA Leadership Team MeetingTue Mar 21, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Rom 104 - Lois G. Britt Ag Service Center - Kenansville
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ECA Leadership Team MeetingTue Apr 18, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Rom 104 - Lois G. Britt Ag Service Center - Kenansville
— 7 months away
ECA Leadership Team MeetingTue May 16, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Rom 104 - Lois G. Britt Ag Service Center - Kenansville
— 8 months away
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