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Catfaced strawberry

Strawberry Diagnostic
Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The 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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Catfaced strawberry

Strawberry Diagnostic
Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The 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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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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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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Solar panels

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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Datana spp. caterpillars feeding on blueberry. Photo via NC State University Plant Disease and Insect Clinic.

What to watch for: Caterpillars in berries

The season’s first question about caterpillars in blueberries has arrived, so growers and homeowners should be on the look out for developing populations. Several caterpillars species in the genus Datana feed on NC MORE » – from   Entomology

Mark your calendar for upcoming Field Days! popular

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events….. Northeast Ag Expo Field Day: Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 8:00am to noon.  Additional information can be found at: http://www.ncneagexpo.com/home Blackland Farm Managers Tour: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 MORE » – from   Cotton

Nominations Sought for Business Scholarship

Nominations are being sought for a $750 scholarship offered by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Administrative Professionals Association (NCCEAPA) through 4 pm on Friday, March 10, 2016.  The scholarship is available to North MORE »

2016 Sheep and Meat/Dairy Goat Field Day

The livestock agents from Bladen, Cumberland, Hoke, and Robeson counties will be putting on a field day for sheep, meat goat, and dairy goat producers on Saturday, March 19 from 9:30 a.m. to MORE »

2016 Cape Fear Cattle Conference

This conference is an excellent opportunity to receive updates on the cattle industry, learn new management practices, and visit with other cattle producers in the area. The program includes a meal and time MORE »

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 »

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EVENTS View All
PAT Specialized Committee MeetingTue Jul 26, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Edinborough Family Restaurant, Raeford, NC 28376, United States
— 3 days away
Plants, Pests and PathogensThu Jul 28, 2016
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM— 5 days away
BeekeepersThu Jul 28, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM— 5 days away
Hoke County Youth LIvestock Showmanship ClinicSat Jul 30, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
331 Tee Jay Farm Rd, Aberdeen, NC 28315, USA
— 7 days away
Quilt Club MeetingTue Aug 2, 2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM— 1 week away
Sandhills Small Ruminant Association Meeting Thu Aug 4, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Where:
116 W Prospect Ave, Raeford, NC 28376, USA
— 2 weeks away
Hot Shots MeetingThu Aug 11, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM— 3 weeks away
Hugs for Hoke MeetingSat Aug 13, 2016
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM— 3 weeks away
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