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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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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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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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Catfaced strawberry

Strawberry Diagnostic
Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The 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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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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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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Hopper burn damage from potato leaf hopper on red maple

Maple Nursery IPM Update popular

I had several questions related to problems with maples last week. In the process I noticed damage from maple spider mite, hopper burn (potato leaf hopper), maple shoot borer, anthracnose, and canker diseases. MORE » – from   Wilson County Center

July 2016 Community Events popular

Check out the upcoming community events in Nash County and the surrounding area. Many of the events are free or low-cost! Community Events- July MORE »

2016 Teen Entrepreneurial Summer Camp popular

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s Community and Rural Development Programs in Nash and Edgecombe counties will host the 4th Annual Teen Entrepreneurial Summer Camp for teens ages 15 – 17. This camp will MORE »

Summer 2016 Newsletter

Check out the Community Development Summer 2016 Newsletter. Topics Include: Summer Youth Programs, Community Leadership Workshops, Independence Celebration and more! CRD Newsletter-Summer MORE »

Spice it Up! *to be rescheduled*

Are you trying to cut back on salt? Learn what spices to combine with foods to make flavors pop!  We will make six different spices mixes that you can take home.  Light refreshments MORE »

4-H Science Fair

The Nash County 4-H Science Fair is scheduled for Monday, March 21st at the Nash County Ag Center in Nashville.  All youth between the ages of 5 – 18 as of January 1, MORE »

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Safe Plates NashWed Jul 27 - Fri Jul 29, 2016 - ALL DAY Where:
Nash Agriculture Center, 1006 Eastern Avenue, Nashville, NC 27856
— 3 days away
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