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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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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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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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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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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

4-Hers Compete in Regional Chicken Show

On May 14, 2015, the soccer field at Bladen County Parks and Recreation on HWY 701 in Elizabethtown was converted to a show field for the evening. A show for chickens! We had MORE »

Teen Success

To grow and thrive, teens need supportive adults and a positive environment. Everyone wants to be successful in life, even as a teenager, you can achieve success in your life; it just takes MORE »

Child Abuse and Prevention

April is Child Abuse and Prevention Month. According to Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, 128,005 children were referred to local Department of Social Services agencies for possible abuse and neglect in the state fiscal year 2013-2014. MORE »

The Benefits of Teaching Children to Read

The benefits of teaching your child to read early and well are the key to your child’s academic future. The main reason is that reading is at the heart of all formal education. MORE »

Summer Safety Tips

As the weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer, many children want to be outside playing and having fun. Your backyard, the beach or the park is a wonderful place MORE »

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

When people are exposed to extreme heat, they can suffer from potentially deadly heat related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat is the leading weather-related killer in the United States. MORE »

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EVENTS View All
[ProNR] Working Forest Summit 2Mon Aug 10, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
Moore County Cooperative Extension, 707 Pinehurst Ave, Carthage, NC 28327
— 1 week away
Pesticide Recertification Credit A B G H I K L M N O T D X - 2 hour credit Pesticide Training (093129)Tue Aug 25, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Where:
116 W Prospect Ave, Raeford, NC 28376, USA
— 3 weeks away
Presticide Recertification Credit - V Pesticide Training 2 hour credit (093128)Tue Aug 25, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
116 W Prospect Ave, Raeford, NC 28376, USA
— 3 weeks away
Project Learning Tree K-8 WorkshopSat Aug 29, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Agape Center for EE, 1369 Tyler Dewar Lane, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
— 4 weeks away
Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Tue Sep 1, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
116 W Prospect Ave, Raeford, NC 28376, USA
— 4 weeks away
Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Tue Sep 8, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
116 W Prospect Ave, Raeford, NC 28376, USA
— 1 month away
Extension Master Gardener Volunteer TrainingTue Sep 15, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Where:
116 W Prospect Ave, Raeford, NC 28376, USA
— 1 month away
Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Tue Sep 15, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
116 W Prospect Ave, Raeford, NC 28376, USA
— 1 month away
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