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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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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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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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Red headed flea beetles

This week Cliff Ruth told me they were finding red headed flea beetle adults and larvae in mountain nurseries. They became active in Raleigh a couple weeks ago around when Magnolia grandiflora were MORE » – from   Entomology

Ambrosia beetles slow down

This week did not find many ambrosia beetles in our traps this week (there will always be a few) and did not get any attacks on our experimental trees. So we may be MORE » – from   Entomology

Bagworm larvae active

If you have conifers or other plants that seem to have grown weird, dangling pinecones, look again because you have bagworms. Bagworms have been hatching for the last week or so. You can MORE » – from   Entomology

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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Beekeeping MeetingThu Jun 11, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 2 weeks away
Kids in the Kitchen --- Ages 5 to 13 --- Lunch Provided -- Pick up your application at Bolton Town Hall --- Bolton Town Hall Contact Number: 910-655-8945Mon Jun 22, 2015 @ 8:00 AM -
Thu Jun 25, 2015 @ 4:00 PM Where:
Bolton Town Hall, 221 9th Street, Bolton, NC 28432
— 4 weeks away
Robotics Academy --- Come Build a Robot! --- Ages: 10-13 --- Class Limit is 15 participants on a first come first serve basis --- class is free --- Lunch is providedMon Jun 22, 2015 @ 10:00 AM -
Tue Jun 23, 2015 @ 2:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 4 weeks away
Kids in the Kitchen --- Ages 5-13 --- Lunch Provided --- Pick up your application at AnDixon Consultant and Community Services --- AnDixon Consultant and Community Services Contact Phone Number: 910-655-0340Mon Jun 29, 2015 @ 9:00 AM -
Thu Jul 2, 2015 @ 2:30 PM Where:
AnDixon Consultant and Community Services, 809 South Madison Street, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 1 month away
Kids in the Kitchen --- Ages 5-13 --- Lunch Provided --- Pick up your application at Dream Center --- Dream Center Contact Phone Number: 910-642-0633Mon Jul 6, 2015 @ 8:30 AM -
Thu Jul 9, 2015 @ 3:00 PM Where:
Dream Center, 403 South Martin Luther King Avenue, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 1 month away
Beekeeping MeetingThu Jul 9, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 1 month away
Kids in the Kitchen --- Ages 5-13 --- Lunch Provided --- Pick up your application at Triple K Ranch --- Triple K Ranch Contact Phone Number: 910-655-3811Mon Jul 13, 2015 @ 9:00 AM -
Thu Jul 16, 2015 @ 2:30 PM Where:
Triple K Ranch, 479 Big Branch Rd. Ext., Delco, NC 28436
— 2 months away
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