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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

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Commercial Pesticide Training

Commercial Pesticide Training August 20, 2019 10 a.m.–noon Mitchell’s Nursery & Greenhouse 1088 West Dalton Road King, NC 27021 Attendees will receive 2 credit hours …

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Composting 101 Workshop

Two different workshops available: July 30, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. SEEDS Garden King Senior Center 107 White Road King, NC 27021 July 31, …

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Food Scales Certification

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will be at the King Farmer’s Market (105 Moore Road, …

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Hemp Production Workshop

Are you currently growing or interested in growing industrial hemp? Join us! Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1–4 p.m. N.C. Cooperative Extension, Surry County …

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Going Back to Backyard Gardening

Saturday, June 29, 2019 9–11 a.m. ‘The Well’ 201 East 2nd Street Walnut Cove, NC 27052 Attendees will receive an overview of traditional gardening, container …

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Small Farms Field Day

The 2019 North Carolina A&T State University Small Farms Field Day will be hosted on Thursday, June 6, 2019, …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Land Application of Municipal Sludge: Advantages and Concerns

This factsheet explains how proper land application of municipal biosolids can protect public health and …

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Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).

Starch iodine staining pattern used to determine apple maturity.

Maximizing Your SmartFresh℠ Investments

SmartFresh℠ (1-methylcyclopropene, MCP) is a relatively new tool for postharvest management of apples. In 2002, …

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Cool and Ship: A Low-Cost, Portable Forced-Air Cooling Unit

This publication gives instruction for building and using an inexpensive postharvest cooling system. The cool …

Figure 1. The effects of temperature on the growth of Monolinia

Chlorination and Postharvest Disease Control

At present, chlorination is one of the few chemical options available to help manage postharvest …

Figure 1. Liquid icing single cartons of produce.

Crushed and Liquid Ice Cooling

This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …

Figure 1. Typical conventional hydrocooler.


This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …

Figure 1. Cooling time for various airflow rates.

Forced-Air Cooling

This publication covers the characteristics and benefits of forced-air cooling to cool fresh produce to …