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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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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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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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Azalea caterpillars feeding

Just a short post here to announce the arrival of azalea caterpillars for this year. Azalea caterpillars, Datana major, are among our most attractive caterpillar species. The feed primarily on Rhododendron spp. but MORE » – from   Entomology

Late summer ambrosia beetle attacks

Granulate ambrosia beetles are primary pests of nurseries in spring. However, it seems like every year folks report ambrosia beetle attacks on landscape trees in late summer. It is usually not clear if MORE » – from   Entomology

Sap Beetle Management in Mature Corn

A number of folks are concerned about sap beetle injury this year.  Sap beetles are secondary pests.  That means that they feed once something else has already damaged the kernels.  We’ve seen experiences MORE » – from   Entomology

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Protect your Backyard Chickens popular

Avian Infuenza is a virus transmitted by migrating birds, here is some background information and tips for protecting your flock during the fall migration (September and October). History Dec 2014 – First case in MORE » – from   Gardening

Tobacco Newsletter

Topping tobacco in the button stage (soon after the flower begins to appear) rather than later increases yield and body if suckers are controlled. When tobacco plants are not topped for three weeks MORE »

Eastern NC Hay Day Flyer

Come out to the Eastern NC Hay Day field day to see the latest in hay making equipment and learn about forage MORE »

Martin County 4-H Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Martin County 4-H will be having our annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on May 7, 2015 at the Martin County Farmers Market. The plates are $7.00 each and include spaghetti, salad, bread, and dessert. MORE »

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Bird Conservation in the Face of Future Climate Change WebinarThu Sep 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
http://www.sustainableforestswebinars.net/
— 6 days away
Peanut Pod BlastingFri Sep 11, 2015
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Robersonville, East Carolina Ag Services
— 1 week away
Peanut Pod BlastingMon Sep 14, 2015
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Bear Grass, Parkway Ag
— 1 week away
Peanut Pod BlastingMon Sep 14, 2015
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
Farm LIfe, Allen Gray's Shop
— 1 week away
Peanut Pod BlastingTue Sep 15, 2015
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Hamilton, Coastal Chemicals
— 2 weeks away
Peanut Pod BlastingThu Sep 24, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Taylor Slade Peanut Field Day, Popular Point
— 3 weeks away
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