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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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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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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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Upcoming FAMACHA training

FAMACHA is a method of selective deworming for small ruminants that uses the color of mucous membranes (the eyes) to determine the presence of H. contortus worms (or barber pole worms). For those MORE »

Animal Waste Hours

If you are still in need of animal waste hours for 2015, Wayne County will be hosting an animal waste class on September 1st at our office from 2-5 pm. Attached is more MORE »

Advice for Small Flock Owners

By now I think everyone has heard the talk about Avian Influenza (AI) and the impact it has had in the Pacific, Central and Mississippi flyways. The threat comes a little closer to MORE »

African Violets Don’t Ask for Much

 Q: Does an African violet require special care?  A:          African violets are a popular house plant that many people have probably tried to grow at one time or another.  You often hear MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Animal Waste ClassTue Sep 1, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
208 W Chestnut St, Goldsboro, NC 27530, USA
— 5 days away
Bird Conservation in the Face of Future Climate Change WebinarThu Sep 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 2 weeks away
4-H County Council/Leaders' MeetingThu Sep 10, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Where:
208 West Chestnut Street, Goldsboro, NC, United States, Wayne Center
— 2 weeks away
FAMACHA TrainingTue Sep 22, 2015
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
CEFS, GPS coordinates: 35.38743, -78.03442
— 4 weeks away
Wayne Fair Hog ShowThu Oct 1, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair, 2801 U.S. 117, Dudley, NC 28333, United States
— 1 month away
Wayne Fair Goat ShowFri Oct 2, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair, 2801 U.S. 117, Dudley, NC 28333, United States
— 1 month away
Wayne Fair Lamb ShowSat Oct 3, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Wayne Regional Agricultural Fair, 2801 U.S. 117, Dudley, NC 28333, United States
— 1 month away
National 4-H WeekSun Oct 4 - Sat Oct 10, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
United States
— 1 month away
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