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.
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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.
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This week Cliff Ruth told me they were finding red headed flea beetle adults and larvae in mountain nurseries. They became active in Raleigh a couple weeks ago around when Magnolia grandiflora were MORE »– from Entomology
If you have conifers or other plants that seem to have grown weird, dangling pinecones, look again because you have bagworms. Bagworms have been hatching for the last week or so. You can MORE »– from Entomology
The Daylily leafminer is a recent pest from Asia. It was first detected in 2006 but has now spread through much of the Southeast including North Carolina. I spotted the first mines of MORE »– from Entomology
Bacterial blight, caused by Xanthomonas hortorum pv. pelargonii, was confirmed on a geranium sample from a North Carolina greenhouse this week. For more information, please see the recent post on the NCSU Plant MORE »– from Extension Plant Pathology
This event marks the sixth year of collaboration between 4-H and Tractor Supply Company on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4‑H programming in each of the communities where a TSC MORE »
Best Broccoli for the Piedmont Workshop Wednesday April 29, 2015 from 10 am- noon at the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury, NC. This workshop will showcase six different varieties of broccoli in an MORE »
The Forsyth/Stokes County Livestock Judging Team recently competed in the 2013 NC State Livestock Judging and Skillathon Contests on November 2 and 3 in Raleigh, NC and brought home numerous honors. Youth develop MORE »– from Stokes County Center