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Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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Consumer Horticulture

Extension's Gardening Portal at NC State University provides access to a wealth of information, events and resources for gardeners in North Carolina.  Managed by the State Urban Horticulture Specialist and Cooperative Extension Horticulture Agents throughout the state, it is your doorway to guidance about successfully growing vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and ornamentals in your landscape.

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State Climate Office
of North Carolina

Our partners at the State Climate Office of North Carolina provide the most accurate climate information to the citizens of our state. Their website includes recent news from their Twitter feed, featured products, quick links, and a map of data from their ECONet weather stations. You can also view data from more than 1,000 Southeastern weather stations on their full CRONOS map or follow their blog.

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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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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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Improving Integrated Pest Management in Tobacco popular

Our laboratory has recently published a study which measured the differences between our current integrated pest management (IPM) recommendations for tobacco insect management and what growers actually do. This was the topic of Jeremy Slone’s MORE » – from   Entomology

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Soup & Sandwich 4-H Fundraiser

Pender County 4-H will be hosting a fall fundraiser event at the Extension Office on October 7, 2016 serving lunch. Plates will be $7.00 and will include a bowl of soup, sandwich, cookie, MORE »

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Fun At The Fair!

The Cape Fear Fair & Expo will be held at the Wilmington Airport starting on October 28 – November 6, 2016. This is a place where you can show off all the things MORE »

USDA Disaster Resource Center popular

The United States Department of Agriculture Disaster Resource Center offers information to help farmers prepare for disasters.  From drought to Avian Influenza,  and food safety to wildfire, the USDA Disaster Resource Center covers a MORE » – from   NC Disaster Information Center

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Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Fall Plant Sale popular

The NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association in Pender County is sponsoring their annual Fall Plant Sale in Hampstead! Master Gardener volunteers will be on hand to answer your gardening questions and MORE »

Rain Barrels! popular

Rain barrels are now available.  These roughly 50-gallon food-grade barrels come complete with screened inlet, brass faucet, and 1.5-inch overflow outlet.  The cost is $50 for a “ready-made” unpainted barrel. Rain Barrel information MORE » – from   Onslow County Center

Pender County 4-H Summer Day Camps

Registration for Pender County’s 2016 4-H Summer Day Camps is open until June 7, 2016. All campers are required to have 4-H participation forms, camp registration forms complete, fees paid and medical forms completed MORE »

Evaluating Soybean Seeding Rates and Cost

Commodity prices are significantly lower than they were in 2012 with little indication of any significant increase in value in the coming year. So “Where can I make cuts in production to save money MORE »

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Project Learning Tree K-8 Professional Development WorkshopThu Sep 29, 2016
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where:
4803 Sweet Home Church Rd, Elizabethtown, NC 28337, USA
— 3 days away
Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Informational MeetingWed Oct 5, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Burgaw Extension Center, 801 South Walker Street, Burgaw, NC
— 1 week away
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