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Cover photo for July 2019 Camden Crop News

July 2019 Camden Crop News

We have our latest edition of Camden Crop News available. Click on the link below to download your copy. Camden …

Pesticide Disposal Day

Do you have pesticides at your home or farm that you no longer need or use? If your answer …

January 2019 Camden Crop News

Please find below a downloadable/printable version of the January 2019 Edition of Camden Crop News. January 2019 Edition of Camden …

Cover photo for 2018 Corn Variety Trial Results

2018 Corn Variety Trial Results

Please find the results from the 2018 Northeast Ag Expo corn variety trials conducted in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, …

Upcoming Pesticide Training Opportunity

NEWS RELEASE Date July 27, 2018 Cameron Lowe | 252-232-2262 | cameron_lowe@ncsu.edu NC Cooperative Extension provides educational programs for people that need …

Cover photo for Camden Crop News:  July 18, 2018

Camden Crop News: July 18, 2018

Check out our newest edition of Camden Crop News! Click the link below to download a complete copy. Camden Crop …

Stormwater Drainage: Q & A

Camden Soil & Water Conservation District is sponsoring a question and answer panel discussion with experts in the area …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

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 …

Illustration of a red raspberry trellis

Raspberries in the Home Garden

In the case of specialty or non-traditional small fruit crops in the Southeast, red raspberries …