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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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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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Tobacco Issue

There is an issue with some tobacco in the area.  Below are some pictures with at least a partial range of the symptoms.  If you have tobacco that looks like this, please contact Tim Hambrick, Area Field Crop Agent at (336) 703-2856 or tim_hambrick@nscu.edu.

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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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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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2015 Feeder Calf Sale Schedule

July 23, 2015 7pm – Harward Brothers Livestock Market in Statesville, NC.  For more information, contact Teresa Herman at (704) 878-3153. August 26, 2015 7pm – Carolina Stockyards in Siler City, NC.  For MORE »

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Bermudagrass control in landscapes

Bermudagrass, crabgrass and other annual grasses seem to defy the drought conditions that make our landscape plants wilt.  Annual grassy weeds, like crabgrass, can be removed by hand and controlled with mulches and MORE » – from   Horticulture

Presto Pressure Canner testing

This time of year our office receives numerous calls about canning questions.  The Stokes County Cooperative Extension office is happy to provide assistance with your home canning questions. FREE Presto Pressure Canner testing MORE »

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Mobile Poultry Processing Unit Survey

Calling all pastured poultry producers and those interested in raising pastured poultry! Please participate in this 20-Second Survey to help us better understand the state of mobile processing and the needs surrounding Mobile Poultry Processing MORE » – from   Local Food

Summer 2015 Newsletter

Our newsletters were dropped into the mail today. However if you would like to read it now, click below.  Please share with your friends and let us know if you would like to MORE »

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NC Safe Plates

Food Protection Manager Course – “NC Establishments must have at least one supervisor certified as a food protection manager through an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited program or face a two-point violation MORE »

2015 Summer Fun

4-H Summer Fun Info is now available!  Click the below links for all the information you will need! *Just a reminder that page 3 (Informed Consent Page) of the Enrollment Forms needs notarizing. MORE »

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Piedmont Farm School popular

The Piedmont Farm School is a 7-month educational program that trains beginning and transitioning farmers with a strong commitment to operate successful small-scale, sustainable farms.  The school offers seven business-planning seminars, which will MORE » – from   Forsyth County Center

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EVENTS View All
4-H Summer Fun - Farm Safety DayTue Jul 7, 2015
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Guilford County Cooperative Extension
— 3 days away
4-H Summer Fun - Stallion Ridge Stables Horse and Summer CampWed Jul 8, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Stallion Ridge Stables, 1195 Dearmin Road, Westfield, NC 27053
— 4 days away
4-H Summer Fun - Stallion Ridge Stables Horse and Summer CampWed Jul 8, 2015 @ 10:00 AM -
Sat Jul 11, 2015 @ 3:00 PM Where:
Stallion Ridge Stables, 1195 Dearmin Road, Westfield, NC 27053
— 4 days away
King Farmer's MarketWed Jul 8, 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Stokes Family YMCA, 105 Moore Road, King, NC 27021, United States
— 4 days away
4-H Summer Fun - Stallion Ridge Stables Horse and Summer CampThu Jul 9, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Stallion Ridge Stables, 1195 Dearmin Road, Westfield, NC 27053
— 5 days away
4-H Summer Fun - Stallion Ridge Stables Horse and Summer CampFri Jul 10, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Stallion Ridge Stables, 1195 Dearmin Road, Westfield, NC 27053
— 6 days away
4-H Summer Fun - Stallion Ridge Stables Horse and Summer CampSat Jul 11, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Where:
Stallion Ridge Stables, 1195 Dearmin Road, Westfield, NC 27053
— 7 days away
King Farmer's MarketWed Jul 15, 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Stokes Family YMCA, 105 Moore Road, King, NC 27021, United States
— 2 weeks away
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