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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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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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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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What’s Happening in 4-H

4-H has been busy here in Cherokee County. Shannon just returned from Raleigh with some new 4-H School Enrichment for our high schools to use next year.  Here are some pictures from NCSU Soil Labs MORE »

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Foraging: The Hidden Harvest

The Cherokee County Cooperative Extension Office is offering a seminar on finding and identifying wild foods in and around the garden. The class will be taught by Dr. David Cozzo, an ethnobotanist, specializing MORE »

Mountain Folk Center Farmer’s Market!

The newly formed Mountain Folk Center Farmer’s Market of Cherokee County hosted a hot dog supper on April 30, 2015 at the Mountain Folk Center in Murphy, N.C.  This farmer driven market is MORE »

Hay Production Guide

Forage specialists at North Carolina State University have come out with a new hay production guide for North Carolina.  Topics such as: appropriate moisture for baling, nutritive value, expected yields, and others, are MORE »

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2015 Master Gardener Training

The Cooperative Extension Offices of Clay and Cherokee Counties will be offering a Master Gardener Volunteer Certification training beginning Monday, February 2, and continuing on Mondays and Thursdays through March 30th. The training MORE » – from   Clay County Center

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EVENTS View All
Cherokee County Saddle Club Barrel Race and Benefit ConcertSat May 30, 2015
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Where:
Nora Starks Memorial Horse Arena
— 4 days away
Healthy Lifestyles Classes for SeniorsMon Jun 1, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Andrews Community Center Main St Andrews, NC 28901
— 6 days away
Sensible Fitness for SeniorsTue Jun 2, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Penland Senior Center, Murphy, NC
— 7 days away
Appalachia Farm SchoolThu Jun 4, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Southwestern Community College Small Business Center
— 1 week away
US Forest Service Fishing DerbySat Jun 6, 2015
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Cherokee Lake, Hiwassee Dam Area, Murphy, NC
— 1 week away
Master Gardener Association meetingWed Jun 10, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Where:
Murphy Public Library, 9 Blumenthal Street, Murphy, NC 28906, United States
— 2 weeks away
Healthy Lifestyles Classes for SeniorsMon Jun 15, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Andrews Community Center Main St Andrews, NC 28901
— 3 weeks away
Sensible Fitness for SeniorsTue Jun 16, 2015
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
Penland Senior Center, Murphy, NC
— 3 weeks away
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