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Welcome to our online Extension Gardener Newsletter!   It has gardening tips, recent research, showstopper plants, and all kinds of interesting and timely information about home gardening in NC. You can subscribe to be notified when current newsletters become available online every other month. http://extensiongardener.ces.ncsu.edu/

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Subscribe to our
online Extension Gardener Newsletter!

Welcome to our online Extension Gardener Newsletter!   It has gardening tips, recent research, showstopper plants, and all kinds of interesting and timely information about home gardening in NC. You can subscribe to be notified when current newsletters become available online every other month. http://extensiongardener.ces.ncsu.edu/

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

Soil Testing

There will be a charge for soil testing this year at the NCDA&CS Agronomic Division between Nov. 25, 2014 and Mar. 31, 2015, so if possible, submit your soil samples prior to this time period.  The charge will be $4 per sample, payable by credit card or escrow account, between the hours of 6am-6pm. Gates will prevent after hours delivery. Soil sample test kits are available at the Cooperative Extension Wake County Center.  For more information on the soil testing process please call a Master Gardener Volunteer at (919) 250-1084 or visit NCDA&CS Agronomic Divisions website at http://www.ncagr.gov/agronomi/sthome.htm

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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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Master Gardener Phone Duty

Master Gardener
Volunteer

A Master Gardener Volunteer is available to answer your questions on home gardening, household pests and horticulture. Monday - Friday 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm (919) 250-1084 mgardener@wakegov.com

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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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SC, TN, KY Updates (2 pm, 3/26/15)

State by State Summaries:  SC, TN, KY South Carolina:  AWIS SC Mar 26-Apr 2 10-DAY DETAILED HOURLY WEATHER FORECASTS  Aiken_AP Anderson_Co_Air Barnwell_AP Beaufort_Cnty_AP Beaufort_SC Bennettsville_Je Camden_AP Charleston_Exec_ Charleston_Muni Cheraw_AP Chester_AP Clemson-Clemson Columbia-Columb Columbia/McEnti MORE » – from   Strawberry Growers Information

ServSafe April 20-22, 2015

ServSafe is an 18-hour Food Safety Certification course developed by the Education Foundation of the national Restaurant Association.  This course is designed for foodservice managers and supervisory staff in restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, MORE »

Private Applicator V-Training

PRIVATE APPLICATOR LICENSE TRAINING The training will be provided by NC Cooperative Extension Agent, Jeana Myers and NCDA & CS Field Agent Barry Dunn. Please bring your cards to scan for credit. To check MORE »

Raleigh Regional Turfgrass Conference

Join us for the upcoming 2015 Raleigh Regional Turfgrass Conference. NCDA & CS Pesticide Credits L, N, D, X.  (3 credits) DATE:  March 31, 2015 TIME:  8:00 am – 11:45 am LOCATION:  Wake MORE »

Shiitake Mushroom Workshop

DATE:  March 16, 2015   /  1:00 – 4:00 PM LOCATION:  Wake County Agriculture Extension Services /  4001 Carya Dr / Raleigh, NC REGISTRATION:  http://goo.gl/forms/H62GTJumBQ INFORMATION FLYER:  SHIITAKE MUSHROOM MORE »

Residential Rain Garden Certification

DATE:  April 23-24, 2015 LOCATION:  Museum of Life & Science  /  433 W. Murray St  /  Durham, NC 27704 REGISTRATION:  Residential Rain Garden Certification As homeowners and property managers become more aware of MORE »

Swales & Filter Strip Design Workshop

Swales and filter strips are an important, but often overlooked, part of stormwater management and Low Impact Development. Being simple to construct, however, does not translate into minimal benefits. Swales “out-punch their weight” MORE »

Low Impact Development & Storm-EZ

January 29-30, 2015 – Raleigh JC Raulston Arboretum  /  4415 Beryl Rd.  /  Raleigh, NC 27695 Low Impact Development (LID) strives to mimic a site’s natural hydrology by disconnecting built-upon areas and incorporating design MORE »

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Pine Straw Harvesting in Longleaf Pine Forests: Best Management Guidelines to Sustain Wildlife ResourcesThu Apr 23, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Where:
www.forestrywebinars.net
— 4 weeks away
Volunteer Leaders' MtgMon May 4, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM— 1 month away
Volunteer Leaders' MtgMon Jun 1, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM— 2 months away
Volunteer Leaders' MtgMon Jul 6, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM— 3 months away
Volunteer Leaders' MtgMon Aug 3, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM— 4 months away
PLT K-8 WorkshopSat Aug 29, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Where:
Agape Center for EE, 1369 Tyler Dewar Lane, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
— 5 months away
Volunteer Leaders' MtgMon Sep 7, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM— 5 months away
Volunteer Leaders' MtgMon Oct 5, 2015
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM— 6 months away
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