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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We observed our first budworm of the season this week in our research at the Upper Coastal Plain Research Station near Rocky Mount, and I’ve also gotten word from agents that growers are MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
Gummy stem blight, caused by Didymella bryoniae (Fig. 1), was confirmed last month in Florida and we are starting to see a few cases in North Carolina (Fig. 2). Growers are encouraged to actively MORE »– from Extension Plant Pathology
Check out this 10 minute radio segment about the Extension Master Gardener program on Getting Dirty with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers the radio show produced by NC Extension Master Gardeners in Durham County GettingDirtyRadioShow.org MORE »– from Gardening
Similar to previous weeks, we observed very little activity across all sites this week. Some stands appear to be showing signs of disease or phytotoxicity from treatments, but plants are beginning to grow MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
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
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