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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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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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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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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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Asian Tiger Mosquito on skin

Mosquito Control
Around The Home And In Communities

Mosquitoes are important pests because their biting activity often interferes with outdoor activities and can transmit disease organisms to people and domestic animals. Most mosquitoes are active during twilight hours and at night; however, around the home, the mosquitoes that breed in discarded containers are active during the day. Mosquitoes need water to complete their life cycle. They can breed in almost any source of water. Pesticides are only a short-term solution to nuisance mosquito problems. Find out more about how to control mosquitoes at:  http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/mosquito.htm

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Certified Safe Farm

Agriculture ranks among the most hazardous industries in the world. Working with heavy equipment, live animals, and various other tasks around the farm create ample opportunities for accidents to occur. Farm workers are MORE »

Treating Loopers in Soybeans popular

Looper numbers have really picked up this week in soybeans.  Loopers are migratory pests that sometimes show up late season and eat leaves, but not pods or seeds.  Remember that the threshold for MORE » – from   Soybeans

Bollworms in Bt Cotton popular

We are between flights right now (click here and select “corn earworm” on the right), having experienced our major bollworm (aka corn earworm) flight during the first week of August.  Most of the MORE » – from   Cotton

Teach Children to be Respectful

We often forget that children aren’t born with a built-in sense of respect for others. While each child has a different personality, all children need to be taught to be respectful. Respect is MORE »

Caring for Damaged Centipede Lawns

Many centipede lawns in southeastern North Carolina have suffered serious damage this past winter due to cold injury. These damaged lawns contain large areas of dead grass that never greened up this spring MORE »

Solving Conflict

What does conflict mean? Conflict means a disagreement, clash, or struggle between two or more people, groups, or forces. Whether it’s dealing with problems and difficult people, struggling to get along in a MORE »

Growing Tomatoes Successfully

From Publication HIL-8107 written by Larry Bass, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Horticultural Specialist, North Carolina State University Tomatoes, relative to the potato, peppers, and eggplant are the most popular garden vegetable in the MORE »

In Hard Times, Grow What You Eat

The economy is in shambles, food prices are up, companies are laying off employees, housing prices are slumping and gardening may not be your priority at this time. Have you ever considered that MORE »

When Can I Prune My Blueberry Bushes?

Blueberries are a great plant to have in the home garden.   Besides having fruit in the summer, blueberries have attractive white or pink flowers in the spring and red to yellow foliage in MORE »

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Horticulture Program Advisory CommitteeThu Oct 9, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Edinborough Family Restaurant, 224 S. Main St., Raeford, NC, United States
— 3 weeks away
Parents as Teachers Advisory CommitteeTue Oct 28, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Hoke County Extension Center 116 W. Prospect Avenue, Raeford, NC 28376
— 1 month away
4-H Life Skills Advisory CommitteeThu Nov 6, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Edinborough Family Restaurant, 224 S. Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376, United States
— 2 months away
Hoke County Cooperative Extension Advisory Council Mon Nov 17, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Edinborough Family Restaurant, 224 South Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376
— 2 months away
Family and Consumer Sciences Program Advisory CommittteeMon Dec 1, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Edinborough Family Restaurant, 224 S. Main Street, Raeford, NC 28376
— 2 months away
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