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InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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

NCSU Floriculture InfoSearch screen


Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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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2014 Tomato Field Day popular

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Local Meat Workshop in Canton, NC popular

NC Choices and WNC Agriventures present a one-day workshop for aspiring and practicing local and meat producers.  Join us Wednesday July 23rd at the WNC Regional Livestock Center in Canton, NC for a day of presentations and butchery demonstrations MORE »


Web-based Events for Everyone! popular

Everyone is welcome to participate in the events listed at Learn (learn.extension.org) as they match your interests. Please sign in with your Facebook, Twitter or Gmail account to Follow, and plan to attend. Additional sessions may MORE »

Far West Farm Tour Map

Far West Farm Tour June 27 and 28

Southern Appalachian Family Farms will host Farm Tours in Cherokee and Clay County on June 27 and 28.  The cost is $20.00 per carload for two days at all farms and is self MORE »

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