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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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Fruits and vegetable produce stand

Horticulture
InfoSearches Provide Answers!

Looking for answers to fruit, vegetable, weed or floriculture questions? The NC State University Department of Horticulture invites you to try their powerful, but focused search engines designed to provide answers from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites and NC State University, and archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s).  Use these search engines for all of your fruit, vegetable, weed and floriculture questions. Floriculture InfoSearch Fruit InfoSearch Vegetable InfoSearch Weed InfoSearch

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Floriculture
InfoSearch

Floriculture InfoSearch is a powerful, but focused search engine designed to bring you floriculture information from the scientific literature, trade and association magazines/websites, NC State University, and the American Floral Endowment Floriculture Archive (repository of literature dating back to the 1800s). Use this search engine for all of your floriculture questions. http://floricultureinfosearch.ces.ncsu.edu/

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Asian Tiger Mosquito on skin

Mosquito Control
Around The Home And In Communities

Mosquitoes are important pests because their biting activity often interferes with outdoor activities and can transmit disease organisms to people and domestic animals. Most mosquitoes are active during twilight hours and at night; however, around the home, the mosquitoes that breed in discarded containers are active during the day. Mosquitoes need water to complete their life cycle. They can breed in almost any source of water. Pesticides are only a short-term solution to nuisance mosquito problems. Find out more about how to control mosquitoes at:  http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/mosquito.htm

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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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Davidson County Agricultural Fair popular

Davidson County Agricultural Fair – Fairground Website September 15 – 20, 2014 All Fair Entries (except livestock & poultry) will be taken on Sunday, September 14 from 2-5pm.  Exhibits for the fair MUST MORE »

beef cattle

Cattlemen’s Field Day popular

 Don’t miss the Cattlemen’s Field Day on Saturday, August 23rd, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Butner Field Lab (8800 Cassam Rd. Bahama, NC 27503) Cost: Free We will meet at the Davidson County Extension MORE »

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Stretching Your Food Dollar popular

This Lunch and Learn session will give you a quick lesson how to stretch your food dollars when shopping. Participants will learn that you can serve satisfying meals within your food budget if MORE »

cooking food

The Efficient Cook Workshop popular

Learn to plan meals that conserve time, money and personal energy while enhancing health. Learn about methods and tools that improve cooking efficiency. Learn about foods which freeze well. All participants will get MORE »

tomatoes

Top Five Tomato Problems

Almost every gardener in Davidson County has at least one or two tomato plants set out.  After a relatively cool spring summer came early and it looks like it will be a HOT MORE »

ServSafe Course

ServSafe Food Safety Course

What is ServSafe?  An 12-hour Food Safety Certification Course developed by the Education Foundation of the National Restaurant  Association. Who Should Attend?  Food Service managers and/or other employees responsible for the operation of MORE »

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Cake Decorating: 4-H Style! Session IFri Aug 1, 2014 Today
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
Davidson County Cooperative Extension, East Center Street, Lexington, NC, United States
— 51 minutes ago
Cake Decorating: 4-H Style! Session IIFri Aug 1, 2014 Today
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Where:
Davidson County Cooperative Extension, East Center Street, Lexington, NC, United States
— 3 hours away
Lexington Farmers Market - Melon Mania DaySat Aug 2, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
129 South Railroad Street, Lexington, NC, United States
— 22 hours away
Thomasville Farmers MarketSat Aug 2, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where:
21 East Guilford Street, Thomasville, NC, United States
— 22 hours away
Denton Farmers Market Sat Aug 2, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
23 West Salisbury Street, Denton, NC, United States
— 23 hours away
Master Gardener HotlineMon Aug 4, 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Call 236-3131 with all your gardening, lawn care, and pest control questions.
— 3 days away
Thomasville Farmers MarketTue Aug 5, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM— 4 days away
Master Gardener HotlineTue Aug 5, 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Where:
Call our hotline at 236-3131 or come by our office with your gardening, lawn care, or pest control needs.
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