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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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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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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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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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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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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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Figure 2. Intermediate Ca deficiency symptoms.  Note the yellowing on the leaf margin.
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From the Field-Agronomy Notes

Tobacco Research Update: Calcium Deficiency of Tobacco In this tobacco research update, we highlight the symptoms of calcium deficiency.  These images are part of a project supported by the North Carolina Tobacco Foundation to MORE » – from   Tobacco Growers Information

Honey bee. Photo: Jeremy Slone

Studying Strawberry Pollination popular

Our laboratory is excited to begin a new project aimed at answering several questions about pollination ecology in strawberries.These questions are: 1. What insects pollinate commercially grown strawberries in the southeast? 2. How are MORE » – from   Entomology

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

4-H News for Winter 2015

Our Winter Newsletter is ready for you to view! We have had lots of exciting things happening right here in Columbus County this quarter so please be sure to read all about it 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 »

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Beekeeping MtgThu Sep 8, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 2 weeks away
Project Learning Tree K-8 Professional Development WorkshopThu Sep 29, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
4803 Sweet Home Church Rd, Elizabethtown, NC 28337, USA
— 1 month away
Columbus County Agriculture Fair -- Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday and WednesdayTue Oct 11, 2016 @ 5:00 PM -
Wed Oct 12, 2016 @ 6:00 PM Where:
86 Prison Camp Road, Whiteville, NC 28472, USA
— 2 months away
Columbus County Agriculture Fair -- Gates will open Thursday thru Saturday at 3:00 pmThu Oct 13, 2016 @ 3:00 PM -
Sat Oct 15, 2016 @ 4:00 PM Where:
86 Prison Camp Road, Prison Camp Rd, Whiteville, NC 28472, USA
— 2 months away
Columbus County Agriculture Fair --- Gates Open at 1:00 p.m. SundaySun Oct 16, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
86 Prison Camp Road, Whiteville, NC 28472, USA
— 2 months away
Beekeeping MtgThu Nov 10, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 3 months away
Beekeeping MtgThu Dec 8, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 3 months away
Beekeeping MtgThu Jan 12, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
NC Cooperative Extension, Columbus County Center, 45 Government Complex Rd. #A, Whiteville, NC 28472
— 5 months away
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