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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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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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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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NCSU Floriculture InfoSearch screen

Floriculture
InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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Xtendflex variety trial results

Below are results of two trials comparing Xtendflex cotton varieties to several commercial standards conducted by Dr. Alan York. All of these varieties may not be commercially available. From what I understand at MORE » – from   Cotton

Pesticide Exam

Individuals interested in receiving either a Private or Commercial Pesticide License are encouraged to register to take a Pesticide Exam at the Columbus County Cooperative Extension Service office on Wednesday, February 5th at 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 »

4-H Newsletter

Fall Newsletter Click on the newsletter link to the left for our latest information and happenings within our Columbus County 4-H program. Ms. Nakoma has been hard at work this year getting ready 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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Timber Tax Update for the 2014 Tax Year WebinarThu Feb 5, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Where:
http://www.forestrywebinars.net/
— 1 week away
4-H Presentation Workshop for 4-H ages 9 thru 12Sat Feb 7, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 2 weeks away
Volunteer Training (Open to Any Volunteers and 4-H Volunteers)Wed Feb 11, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 2 weeks away
Beekeeping MeetingThu Feb 12, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 3 weeks away
Beekeeping MeetingThu Mar 12, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 1 month away
Beekeeping MeetingThu Apr 9, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 2 months away
Beekeeping MeetingThu May 14, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 4 months away
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
— 4 months away
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