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NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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NC Cooperative Extension Service_Conference Listening Session_11-6-13

NC Cooperative
Extension Service Announces Strategic Plan

The Cooperative Extension Service at NC State outlines its vision for restructuring over the next 22 months by targeting its strengths and improving access to services across the state.

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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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Bryce Lane, two-time Emmy Award winning television personality, retired Horticulture Instructor, NC State, and an accomplished garden speaker.

Bryce Lane Coming to
WPCC

Celebrate Extension’s 100th Anniversary with Bryce Lane, two-time Emmy Award winning television personality, retired Horticulture Instructor, NC State, and an accomplished garden speaker. Bryce’s presentation, "40 Years of Horticulture: Observations, Inspirations, and Invitations", will be given on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Leviton Auditorium, WPCC. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., followed by Bryce’s presentation at 10:00. Tickets for the event are $10.00. To purchase tickets or obtain more information, contact Extension Master Gardeners of Burke County at 828 433-8747 or warriorfork@charter.net.

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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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Photo taken by Darlene Berry; bringing in the harvest at Whitnel Elementary School

A Taste of Autumn

The temperatures are changing and so are my thoughts about what to eat this season.  The tastes of summer are slowly fading and there is a whole new array of delicious vegetables to MORE »

Caldwell County Agricultural Fair

The Caldwell County Agricultural Fair is September 23 through the 27, 2014. To see a full list of entries and happenings click on the online fair catalog MORE »

Dogwood cuttings can be rooted successfully if proper procedures are followed

Propagating a Flowering Dogwood Tree

This week I was asked a question about propagating a flowering dogwood tree. The question is “I have tried many times to root a dogwood but have not been able to do so. MORE »

One of the largest tiger moths in NC, this is a distinct moth with black circular spots

Interesting Insects

Insects are fascinating. Their shape, color, variety, and life style are a constant source of fascination. This week several interesting insects were brought into the Caldwell Cooperative Extension Center. I thought I would MORE »

Farm School Summit – August 28

Considering starting a small farm venture? Want to learn more about sustainable farming methods, small scale livestock and produce ventures? Can I earn income on limited acreage? Perhaps the Farm School Summit is MORE »

Tomato fruit infected with late blight develop brown to black lesions and rots quickly after harvest. White mold may be seen in the advanced stages of the disease. Leaves of plants infected with late blight develop similar spots and die seemingly overnight. The disease affects plants in the tomato family, including potato.

Blight Threatens Tomato Season

When most people think of the word “blight,” they think of a disease that spreads rapidly. When growing tomatoes in the south, there are two blights you should be familiar with: early blight, MORE »

Physiological Scorch

Soybean Scortch

North Carolina State University and Cooperative Extension   From Steve Koenning, Soybean Pathology Specialist       SOYBEAN DISEASE UPDATE: Physiological Scorch – Is it SDS, Stem Canker, Black Root Rot (CBR), Brown MORE » – from   Extension Plant Pathology

Goldstrum Black Eyed Susan

Late Summer Wildflowers

One of my favorite times of year is August as nature begins to unveil its annual display of late summer blooming wildflowers across Caldwell County. This magnificent display of color, during an otherwise MORE »

Red morphs of the green peach aphid on tobacco flower. Photo: Hannah Burrack

Aphids in (mostly organic) tobacco

Several questions on have come in the during the past week about aphids on tobacco.  In most cases, these questions were related to management in organic tobacco, where aphids are the most difficult MORE » – from   Entomology

Cucurbit downy mildew (CDM) causes angular lesions on leaves of cucumbers, pumpkins, and melons (shown here). Dark tufts of spores are visible on the undersides of leaf lesions.

Disease Knocks Out Cucumbers

You may have never heard of cucurbit downy mildew. But you’ve probably seen it if you grow melons, cucumbers, or pumpkins in your garden. Cucurbit downy mildew (CDM for short) is a disease MORE »

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4-H Junior Leader MeetingFri Oct 3, 2014
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where:
CES Kitchen
— 2 weeks away
Caldwell Beekeepers AssociationThu Oct 16, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 4 weeks away
Caldwell 4-H Club Leaders MeetingMon Oct 20, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave. Lenoir, NC, Meeting Room 5
— 4 weeks away
Caldwell 4-H County Council/Youth Leadership MeetingMon Oct 20, 2014
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave. Lenoir, NC - Meeting Room 4
— 4 weeks away
Master Gardener's AssociationMon Oct 20, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Where:
Library Meeting Rooms, 120 Hospital Ave., NE, Lenoir, NC 28645
— 4 weeks away
4-H Cooking ClubTue Oct 28, 2014
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Where:
Caldwell County Cooperative Extension Center, 120 Hospital Ave NW, Lenoir, NC, United States
— 1 month away
Closed for Veterans DayTue Nov 11 - Tue Nov 11, 2014 - ALL DAY— 2 months away
Caldwell 4-H Adult Volunteer/Parent Advisory MeetingMon Nov 17, 2014
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Where:
120 Hospital Ave. Lenoir, NC, Meeting Room 2
— 2 months away
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