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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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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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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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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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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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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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National Survey of Organic Farmers

Press release from the Organic Farming Research Foundation: Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) Kicks Off 2015 National Survey of Organic Farmers OFRF’s 2015 National Survey of Organic Farmers will begin landing in e-mail boxes MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

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Some NC Farmers Stay Local

80% of the cut flowers sold in this country come from outside the US.  Its an industry that has a world wide value estimated at over $40 billion.  NC State Extension Master Gardener MORE » – from   Gardening

Avian Flu Update and Upcoming Regional Meeting

Avian influenza (AI)–the bird flu–is a virus that infects wild birds (such as ducks, gulls, and shorebirds) and domestic poultry (such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese).  Wild birds often are not affected MORE »

Pest Management Needs on Small Farms in NC

NC Farmers and Growers,NC Cooperative Extension Service would like to hear from you about your pest management needs. Spend 10 to 15 minutes filling out a survey and let your voice be heard. MORE »

Welcome!

Welcome to the new home page for our Wake County local foods initiative in support of North Carolina’s new 10% Campaign! Local foods promotion is nothing new for Wake County Extension staff. We have MORE »

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EVENTS View All
Northeast Ag Expo Field DayThu Jul 30 - Thu Jul 30, 2015 - ALL DAY Where:
Bear Garden Farms, LLC 1072 South 343, Shiloh, NC 27974
— 17 hours away
NCSU Turfgrass Field DayWed Aug 12, 2015
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM Where:
Lake Wheeler Turfgrass Research Lab 3920 Dr. Bill Gilbert Way Raleigh, NC 27603
— 2 weeks away
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