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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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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Bertie County Master
Gardener Program

Gardening is considered our nation's most popular pastime, yielding fresh fruits and vegetables for the dinner table, a cleaner environment and aesthetically pleasing landscapes. North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps gardeners learn more about new plants, native plants and environmental stewardship. Extension-trained Master Gardener volunteers are instrumental in these efforts, sharing their knowledge of plant selection, cultural practices and pest management with fellow gardeners, school students and others. If you are interested in the Bertie Master Gardeners, contact Richard W. Rhodes at 794-5317. Extension Gardener Newsletter Lawn & Garden State Master Gardener Website

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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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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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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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Bertie County 4-H Summer Fun is here!!

The Bertie County 4-H Summer Fun Program is now available! There are a variety of fun but educational activities to participate in for youth ages 5-18 years old. Get your kids signed up MORE »

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Sweet Potato Weevil Quarantine Zones

On May 11, 2015, the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) Plant Industry Division sent out a memorandum to all North Carolina Growers/Packers/Shippers of sweet potatoes. “The planting season for the MORE » – from   Local Food

USDA/NIFA Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers and New Farmers

Below are two useful websites curated by the USDA. Information is provided from the USDA Small Farms Program. Resources for Small and Mid-Sized Farmers http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=small-midsized-farmer-resources.xml “Small and midsize producers provide new opportunities for American MORE » – from   Local Food

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April Teen Council Meeting

Don’t forget to come to the April teen council meeting. We will discuss volunteer opportunites for the summer, the 4-H strawberry sale and how it can help you, and of course District Activity MORE »

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IT’S STRAWBERRY TIME!!!

Bertie County 4-H is once again holding its annual Strawberry Sale! This is our most successful, sensational, and delicious fundraiser of the year. Orders may be placed now for the first sale. Orders MORE »

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NE District 4-H SBI Academy

Join the Northeast District as we work together to solve a murder mystery using biotechnology from July 7th-9th. Cost is $80 with a $40 deposit due on May 1st by 5PM. Please contact MORE »

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2015 Northeast District 4-H Teen Retreat

On March 13th – 15th the Northeast District 4-H held their Teen Retreat in Beaufort County. Bertie County had 7 in attendance. With over 220 youth and adults in attendance it was the MORE »

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SNAP EBT Farmers Market Sign-Up Events

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Education Program (SNAP) has scheduled SNAP EBT Farmers Market sign-up events in Fayetteville for April 22, Louisburg MORE » – from   Local Food

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Sustainable Forestry Teachers' Academy - CoastalMon Jun 15 - Thu Jun 18, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
New Bern, NC, USA
— 3 weeks away
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