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Catfaced strawberry

Strawberry Diagnostic
Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The 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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Catfaced strawberry

Strawberry Diagnostic
Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The 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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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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Solar panels

Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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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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Hopper burn damage from potato leaf hopper on red maple

Maple Nursery IPM Update popular

I had several questions related to problems with maples last week. In the process I noticed damage from maple spider mite, hopper burn (potato leaf hopper), maple shoot borer, anthracnose, and canker diseases. MORE » – from   Wilson County Center

Cucurbit Downy Mildew

From Erin Eure Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture – Commercial Fruits & Vegetables Attention Growers: Cucurbit downy mildew was reported June 17th in watermelon in Nash County, NC. The first report in NC earlier this MORE »

New Record Set for Plastic Pesticide Container Recycling

Great news North Carolina!! According to Henry Wade, PhD,  Environmental Programs Manager, Structural Pest Control and Pesticides Division, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services a new record was reported by USAg MORE »

Cucurbit Downy Mildew reported in NC

From Erin Eure Area Specialized Agent, Agriculture – Commercial Fruits & Vegetables   Attention Cucurbit Growers: Cucurbit Downy Mildew was reported on cucumbers yesterday in NC (Duplin Co). Growers are advised to scout for MORE »

Planting Cotton Late

Please see the latest news from Dr. Keith Edmisten, Professor of Crop Science & Extension Cotton Specialist and Dr. Guy Collins, Extension Cotton Specialist at:   MORE »

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

Butterflies in Your Backyard popular

New and improved and even better than before. “Butterflies in Your Backyard” has been updated and  re-released with a beautiful new cover.  Available for free online  (PDF version linked), it has wonderful information on North MORE » – from   Gardening

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4-H Summer Jams - Harvest for MarketMon Aug 1 - Fri Aug 5, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Gates County Community Center, 130 US-158, Gatesville, NC 27938, USA
— 1 week away
4-H Summer Jams - Let's Play AroundMon Aug 8 - Fri Aug 12, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Gates County Community Center, 130 US-158, Gatesville, NC 27938, USA
— 2 weeks away
Gardening in the AlbemarleTue Sep 20, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 2 months away
Gardening in the AlbemarleTue Sep 27, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
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Gardening in the AlbemarleTue Oct 4, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 2 months away
Gardening in the AlbemarleTue Oct 11, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
— 3 months away
Gardening in the AlbemarleTue Oct 18, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
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Gardening in the AlbemarleTue Oct 25, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
730 N Granville St, Edenton, NC 27932, USA
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