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Agriculture & Food

Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

Forage Field Day

Forage Field Day in Marshville

Join us for an evening field day, featuring summer annuals and the research being done in Union County. When: August …

Cover photo for 2019 Ag Expo & Fair Events

2019 Ag Expo & Fair Events

N.C. Cooperative Extension of Anson County’s Annual 2019 Family Fall Fest, Ag Fair, & Youth Livestock Show. Lineup of events are: Youth …

Feral Swine Listening Session

Feral Swine Listening Session Hosted by the NC Feral Swine Task Force and the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Anson County Center Where: …

Cover photo for Solitary Ground Bees Not a Threat

Solitary Ground Bees Not a Threat

This time each year many homeowners notice small dirt mounds in their yard, at parks, or recreational fields created …

Upcoming Events for Pesticide Credits

Upcoming Events Please register for the Anson County class by calling the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Anson County office at 704-694-2915. …

Southern Farm Show

SOUTHERN FARM SHOW When: January 30 – February 1, 2019, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day Where: NC State Fairgrounds, …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Starch iodine staining pattern used to determine apple maturity.

Maximizing Your SmartFresh℠ Investments

SmartFresh℠ (1-methylcyclopropene, MCP) is a relatively new tool for postharvest management of apples. In 2002, …

Figure 2. Fitting the top in place.

Cool and Ship: A Low-Cost, Portable Forced-Air Cooling Unit

This publication gives instruction for building and using an inexpensive postharvest cooling system. The cool …

Figure 1. The effects of temperature on the growth of Monolinia

Chlorination and Postharvest Disease Control

At present, chlorination is one of the few chemical options available to help manage postharvest …

Figure 1. Liquid icing single cartons of produce.

Crushed and Liquid Ice Cooling

This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …

Figure 1. Typical conventional hydrocooler.

Hydrocooling

This publication is intended to help growers, packers, and shippers of fresh produce make informed …

Figure 1. Cooling time for various airflow rates.

Forced-Air Cooling

This publication covers the characteristics and benefits of forced-air cooling to cool fresh produce to …

Figure 1. Common produce packages.

Design of Room Cooling Facilities: Structural & Energy Requirements

Proper temperature control is essential to protecting the quality of fresh produce. By constructing and …

Growing Blueberries in the Home Garden

Blueberries can be grown in home gardens anywhere in North Carolina if the right species …