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Agriculture & Food

Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

Forks on Friday Fall 2019 flyer

Forks on Friday - Fall 2019

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Forsyth County and the Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers in Forsyth County are excited to bring back …

Cover photo for Pawpaw Tours Coming Soon!

Pawpaw Tours Coming Soon!

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center is hosting 3 educational tours of the pawpaw orchard which managed as part …

Cover photo for Blueberry Season is Here!

Blueberry Season is Here!

You can enjoy a delicious and nutritious treat and a visit to a local farm at the same time. …

2019 Summer Adult Education flyer

Summer Adult Education Series 2019

The Adult Education series continues at Tanglewood Park this summer with more opportunities to learn about gardening. N.C. Cooperative …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Figure 2. Fitting the top in place.

Cool and Ship: A Low-Cost, Portable Forced-Air Cooling Unit

This publication gives instruction for building and using an inexpensive postharvest cooling system. The cool …

Figure 1. The effects of temperature on the growth of Monolinia

Chlorination and Postharvest Disease Control

At present, chlorination is one of the few chemical options available to help manage postharvest …

Figure 1. Liquid icing single cartons of produce.

Crushed and Liquid Ice Cooling

This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …

Figure 1. Typical conventional hydrocooler.

Hydrocooling

This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …

Figure 1. Cooling time for various airflow rates.

Forced-Air Cooling

This publication covers the characteristics and benefits of forced-air cooling to cool fresh produce to …

Figure 1. Common produce packages.

Design of Room Cooling Facilities: Structural & Energy Requirements

Proper temperature control is essential to protecting the quality of fresh produce. By constructing and …

Growing Blueberries in the Home Garden

Blueberries can be grown in home gardens anywhere in North Carolina if the right species …

Illustration of a red raspberry trellis

Raspberries in the Home Garden

In the case of specialty or non-traditional small fruit crops in the Southeast, red raspberries …