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Inner Banks Gardener
Newsletter

The Beaufort County Master Gardeners have created a newsletter to supply you with education and information about gardening on the Inner Banks. The Spring 2011 edition of the Inner Banks Gardener Newsletter can be found here.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Inner Banks Gardener
Newsletter

The Beaufort County Master Gardeners have created a newsletter to supply you with education and information about gardening on the Inner Banks. The Spring 2011 edition of the Inner Banks Gardener Newsletter can be found here.

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Plant Sciences Initiative Study Report

Plant Sciences
Initiative

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

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Roberto Gomez and Commissioners Booth and Langley

Beaufort County
4-H'er Attends NC County Commissioner's Youth Summit

A 4-H’er from Beaufort County attended the third annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Raleigh, North Carolina August 17-18, 2012. North Carolina 4-H and the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service partnered for the third year with the NCACC on a multi-year initiative to increase youth involvement in county government. This initiative aims to overcome the mindset that many youth are disengaged and lack trust in government. Roberto Gomez and Commissioners Booth and Langley[/caption] The 4-H’er who attended from Beaufort County was Roberto Gomez.  Over 110 youth and adults from over 65 counties in North Carolina attended this event.  The event is sponsored and supported by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. For more information on the 4-H program in Beaufort County please contact Erin Massie or Louise Hinsley, 4-H Agents. The 4-H program is the youth education program of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, based at North Carolina State and North Carolina A&T State universities. More than 235,000 young people ages 5 through 18 participate in North Carolina 4-H activities each year with the help of 20,400 adult and youth volunteers.

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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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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

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2014 NC Cotton Variety Performance popular

Cotton variety selection is one the most important decisions affecting the grower’s bottom line. Once a variety is planted, the genetic yield potential for that particular field is set for that season. Beyond MORE » – from   Cotton

Phytogen names commercial varieties.

Phytogen has promoted 4 experimental varieties to their commercial line. The new varieties are PHY 312 WRF, PHY 444 WRF, PHY 487 WRF and PHY 552 WRF. Below is a link to the MORE » – from   Cotton

FSA Farm Bill Meetings

The 2014 Farm Bill established new programs to help farmers manage risk due to events beyond their control.  Two of these new programs are Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).  MORE »

“Yellow Flash” in Soybeans

I am getting some calls about soybeans suddenly turning yellow. If you recently applied glyphosate, and a week or so later you notice the plant becoming more yellow in color (especially the new MORE »

Southern Rust in Corn

Don’t forget to assess your crop’s maturity level before spraying a fungicide for rust.  If your corn is dented (R5), don’t spray.  If it is at R3 or earlier, apply a triazole or MORE »

2014 Blackland Farm Managers Tour

The Blackland Farm Managers Association, the Cooperative Extension Offices in Beaufort, Hyde, Washington, and Tyrrell Counties, and The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services invite you to join us on Wednesday, MORE »

Holcus Leaf Spot

I have seen some Holcus Leaf Spot showing up in corn.  This is a bacterial disease, so a fungicide is not effective.  This disease rarely causes any significant loss of yield.  More useful MORE »

Freeze Damaged Wheat

We are seeing freeze damaged wheat on significant acres in Washington and Beaufort Counties.  See the Wheat Freeze Damage Video. See attached photos.  Ron Heiniger has explained that the main tillers were killed, causing MORE »

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Working Forest Summit for NC LandownersWed Feb 11, 2015
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Williamston, NC, USA
— 2 weeks away
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