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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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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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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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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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Dusky birch sawfly, Croesus latitarsus

This weekend as I was walking my dog down the greenway I noticed several heavily defoliated river birch branches overhanging the trail. Upon closer examination I saw several groups of a dozen or MORE » – from   Entomology

Cicada killers are on the wing popular

North Carolina’s steamy July days bring out some of our most spectacular solitary wasps. These sleek and streamlined hunters are quite docile toward humans, but are to be feared by other insects and MORE » – from   Entomology

Fall lettuce

Get a Second Season by Sowing Now

Our summer season is peaking and our vegetables will soon be past their prime and producing less.  NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Amy Hill shares timely tips on how to reinvigorate your MORE » – from   Gardening

4-H Spring Newsletter 2015

Spring Newsletter 2015 Check out our latest newsletter and see all that we have planned for your children this summer. Contact us or come by to sign your children up MORE »

Hall of Fame Award

Please nominate a person or business for our annual Hall of Fame Award.  The Hall of Fame Nomination forms are due each year, by October 18th. See below attachments for instructions and nomination MORE »

4-H Livestock News

Recently 2 youth from Columbus County were selected to attend the North Carolina Youth Beef Industry Tour. Click here to learn more. Youth Cattle MORE »

Bagworm Control

Bagworm Control Over the last few weeks I have received several calls about little brown balls or bags hanging from the branches of Leyland cypress, juniper, and arborvitae in our area. Sometimes these MORE »

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4-H Cloverbud Day Camp --- Free --- Children Ages 5-8 --- Each day will be FUN FILLED with: Story Time, Games, Crafts, Movies, and Exercise! --- Bring your favorite book! --- Snacks ProvidedMon Aug 3, 2015 @ 9:00 AM -
Wed Aug 5, 2015 @ 11:00 AM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— Tomorrow
Beekeeping MeetingThu Aug 13, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 2 weeks away
Beekeeping MeetingThu Sep 10, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 1 month away
Project Learning Tree K-8 WorkshopThu Sep 24, 2015
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
4803 Sweet Home Church Rd, Elizabethtown, NC 28337, USA
— 2 months away
Beekeeping MeetingThu Nov 12, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 3 months away
Beekeeping MeetingThu Dec 10, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 4 months away
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