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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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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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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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Cooking with Courtney

Cooking with Courtney
- Making Blackberry Jam

Courtney Swain, Family & Consumer Science Extension Agent, in the July "Cooking with Courtney" a joint venture between NC Cooperative Extension-Stanly County Center and Stanly Community College. The short You Tube video is featured on Time Warner Channel 21 in the Albemarle Area. We are excited to offer this new resource. Be on the look out for more features from "Cooking with Courtney". Courtney can be reached at the NC Cooperative Extension Center-Stanly County located in the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 704-983-3987 or courtney_swain@ncsu.edu

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Sally's Kitchen

Sally's Kitchen with
Farm fresh Ventures

Watch Sally McNeil cook with some of the highlighted items from the newly formed Farm Fresh Ventures Cooperative.

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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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Wondering Where to Find Light Trap Data? popular

Look no further!  North Carolina Cooperative Extension IT folks have created a real-time website that just came online in July.  You can find it here.  Be sure to “select a pest” on the MORE » – from   Cotton

Grape mealybug on the surface of a fruit. Photo: Hannah Burrack

Mealybugs in North Carolina grapes popular

During the last two weeks, there have been several reports of mealybugs in wine grape vineyards.  Mealybugs are sucking insects, the females of which are often coated with white wax. As a by-product MORE » – from   Entomology

Midseason Soybean Insects popular

Because we won’t be dealing with many kudzu bugs this season (see this article), we need to focus our efforts on the other pests that are around.  These include the corn earworm/tobacco budworm, MORE » – from   Soybeans

Where Are the Kudzu Bugs? popular

We have rapidly become accustomed to dealing with kudzu bugs in our soybeans throughout the season.  So the question is, where are they now? I have been slow to join the bandwagon, but MORE » – from   Soybeans

black angus calf

NC Beef Field Day at Butner Beef Cattle Field Lab popular

You have an opportunity on Saturday, August 23, 2014, to be part of an exciting new event that will enhance the effectiveness of beef research and educational efforts in the Southeast.  The event will MORE »

Amazing Grazing Summer Annuals Field Day popular

Be sure to plan to attend this great Beef Cattle Production Educational opportunity on July 31, 2014, at Elaine Moore’s Farm in Albemarle.  Check out the agenda for the field day. The program MORE »

2014 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit

2014 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit information has been posted and can be located here.  For assistance with shows or questions about rules and regulations for the circuit contact Circuit Coordinating Agent, Tiffanee Conrad, MORE »

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EVENTS View All
New London Extension & Community Association Club MeetingTue Aug 12, 2014
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
New London Town Hall, 114 West Gold St, New London, NC 28127
— 2 weeks away
Stanly County Beekeepers AssociationThu Aug 14, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Stanly Agri-Civic Center, 26032 Newt Rd, Albemarle NC 28001
— 2 weeks away
Stanly County Ag Civic DaySat Aug 16 - Sat Aug 16, 2014 - ALL DAY Where:
Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, Newt Road, Albemarle, NC, United States
— 2 weeks away
New London Extension & Community Association Club MeetingTue Sep 9, 2014
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
New London Town Hall, 114 West Gold St, New London, NC 28127
— 1 month away
Stanly County Beekeepers AssociationThu Sep 11, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Stanly Agri-Civic Center, 26032 Newt Rd, Albemarle NC 28001
— 1 month away
Extension & Community Leadership TeamThu Oct 2, 2014
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Where:
Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, Newt Road, Albemarle, NC, United States
— 2 months away
Stanly County Beekeepers AssociationThu Oct 9, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
Stanly Agri-Civic Center, 26032 Newt Rd, Albemarle NC 28001
— 2 months away
New London Extension & Community Association Club MeetingTue Oct 14, 2014
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Where:
New London Town Hall, 114 West Gold St, New London, NC 28127
— 2 months away
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