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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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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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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

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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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Solar panels

Solar Energy Property
Tax Resources

With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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2016 4-H Summer W.O.W. Program

The Avery County 4-H staff is now accepting registration for the annual 4-H Summer W.O.W. Program.  The program is scheduled to operate for 8 weeks beginning on  on Monday, June 13th and concluding on MORE »

Christmas Tree Farming in Avery County

Christmas tree farming in Avery County is becoming “sustainable”. Sustainable agriculture means the farming practices are friendly to the soil, water, wildlife, and surrounding people. The land will remain productive for generations to come and the business MORE »

4-H in Avery County

Avery County 4-H serves the youth of Avery County in many different aspects. 4-H helps the Avery County youth learn new skills and serve their communities each year. 4-H offers: clubs special interest MORE »

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Mitchell County Private/Commercial Pesticide Applicators and Contract Landscapers Certification ClassThu Jun 2, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Historical Mitchell County Courthouse, Bakersville, NC
— 5 days away
Avery County 4-H WOW ProgramMon Jun 13, 2016 @ 7:30 AM -
Fri Aug 12, 2016 @ 5:30 PM Where:
Newland Elementary School, 750 Linville St, Newland, NC 28657, United States
— 2 weeks away
Avery County Private Pesticide Applicators--Safety Meeting--Sub-Class VTue Jun 14, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Avery County Senior Center--Avery County Aging Department, Schultz Circle, Newland, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
Avery County Contract Landscapers, Private and Commercial Applicators Certification MeetingTue Jul 12, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Newland Volunteer Fire Department, 342 Estatoa St, Newland, NC 28657, United States
— 1 month away
2016 Avery County Private Pesticide Applicators Safety Meeting--Sub-Class VTue Aug 9, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Avery County Senior Center-Avery County Aging Department, Schultz Circle, Newland, NC, United States
— 2 months away
2016 Avery A&H FairTue Sep 6, 2016 @ 5:00 PM -
Sat Sep 10, 2016 @ 10:00 PM Where:
Heritage Park, 661 Vale Rd, Newland, NC 28657, United States
— 3 months away
Avery County Contract Landscapers, Private and Commercial Applicators Certification MeetingTue Sep 20, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Mayland Community College, 785 Cranberry St, Newland, NC 28657, United States
— 4 months away
2016 Avery County Private Pesticide Applicators Safety Meeting--Sub-Class VTue Sep 27, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Avery County Senior Center-Avery County Aging Department, Schultz Circle, Newland, NC, United States
— 4 months away
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