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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.

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

Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences

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


Plant Clinic

Open to the Public: Every Monday 1:00-3:30 p.m. through fall.  Don't know what's wrong with your plant? Call or stop by Room 308 of the CMAST building in Morehead City to talk with a Carteret County Master Gardener Volunteer. (252) 222-6359.

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Red headed flea beetles

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

Ambrosia beetles slow down

This week did not find many ambrosia beetles in our traps this week (there will always be a few) and did not get any attacks on our experimental trees. So we may be MORE » – from   Entomology

Bagworm larvae active

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

Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat

Previous environmental conditions favor Fusairum head blight in wheat. Fusairum head blight can reduce yield, reduce test weights and result in DON. The article published in The Wheat Beat, May 22, 2015 edition MORE » – from   Craven County Center

Free Books! IPM for Trees and Shrubs

The Southern Nursery IPM working group (SNIPM) includes research and extension professionals from many Southeastern states who work in horticulture, plant pathology, and entomology related to nursery crops. Last year we published a MORE » – from   Entomology

Not Too Late to Plant Field Corn

Typically, NCSU data shows that early planted corn has the highest probability to reach maximum yield while corn planted mid to late April has the highest probability of failure. Simply put, later planted MORE »

King and Queen of Health 1972

Green ‘N’ Growing

A special library collection at NC State University showcases the history of North Carolina 4-H from its beginnings through the 1970s. http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/specialcollections/greenngrowing/ Featuring thousands of digitized documents and photos, the Green ‘N’ Growing MORE »

Illustrated Plant Database

With an NC State University web database, you quickly and easily can find landscape plants suited to your needs and growing conditions: http://plants.ces.ncsu.edu The illustrated database allows you to search plants by type, MORE »

Determining Nitrogen Rates for Stressed Wheat

Note: (For many producers within Craven County, NC, a wet fall resulted in later planting of wheat. Too, colder winter weather and frequent rainfall and snows have kept soils saturated. Resultant these circumstances, MORE »

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