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Disaster Information from Extension NCCE Disaster Information Center:  www.ncdisaster.com NCCE Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/NCExtension EDEN-Extension Disaster Education Network:  http://eden.lsu.edu/Pages/default.aspx Pamlico County Government Disaster Information:  http://www.pamlicocounty.org/ Pamlico County Master Gardeners Are you looking to expand your knowledge for Gardening and Lawn Care and all things related. Would you be willing to share that knowledge with the rest of the world? If so, consider becoming a Pamlico County Master Gardener Volunteer. Farming, Fishing, and Forestry in Pamlico County Video Click Here Where the Land and Water meet the Sky! NCSU Tourism Plan for Pamlico County The Tourism Plan for Pamlico County is now available! Click here to download the PDF file, or contact Bill Ellers, Pamlico County Extension Director, for a copy: bill_ellers@ncsu.edu

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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Solar Energy Property
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With a surge in solar power installations across North Carolina, Extension specialists have developed materials to address questions about tax implications, land appraisal and more. Solar Generation Property Taxation Solar and Wind Energy Development Opportunities: Tax Implications

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Hopper burn damage from potato leaf hopper on red maple

Maple Nursery IPM Update popular

I had several questions related to problems with maples last week. In the process I noticed damage from maple spider mite, hopper burn (potato leaf hopper), maple shoot borer, anthracnose, and canker diseases. MORE » – from   Wilson County Center

Bumble bee on coneflower. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Pollinator Garden Tour Wednesday July 13 popular

Wednesday July 13 at 5:30 pm Chatham County Agriculture Agent Debbie Roos will be giving a tour of Chatham County Cooperative Extension’s Pollinator Paradise Demonstration Garden at Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. The garden was designed to MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms

Frost ring on apple. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Frost Ring on Apples popular

Some apple growers are noticing that some of their apples are looking a little strange, with odd colored scabby rings around the fruit. This is called frost ring and is a result of the MORE » – from   Growing Small Farms


Excess Water & Flooding in Corn Extension Note from Dr. Ron Heiniger, NC Extension Corn Specialist What is the Impact of Flooding on Corn? Depending on the stage of development corn is fairly MORE »


Vegetable Garden Workshop “How To Get Started”

Come out and join Cooperative Extension for a   Vegetable Garden Workshop “How To Get Started” Topics Selecting and Preparing a Location Soil Testing and Fertilizer Application Planting Seeds and Transplants General Care & MORE »

Tospovirus TSWV (Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus) symptoms
Elizabeth Bush, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bugwood.org

How to Plant a Tomato

It’s spring and time to think about those gardens.  Often, the first crop that home gardeners think about is tomatoes.  However, this is probably the number one crop that the Pamlico Cooperative Extension MORE »



This week, we received several samples of stunted wheat from Robeson, Lenoir, and Beaufort.  There are more reports of wheat “going backward” in the Tidewater area.   Contrary to my earlier message, we MORE »


Downy Mildew of Wheat in NC

Several widely separated parts of North Carolina appear to be having outbreaks of downy mildew of wheat.   This is a highly unusual problem in North Carolina.  The current symptoms are severe stunting, excessive MORE »

Rust pustules on wheat leaf.
(Photo by Bill Willis, Kansas State University, Manhattan.)

Wheat Rusts in North Carolina

STRIPE RUST Low to medium levels of wheat stripe rust have been observed over the past week in a handful of fields in Raleigh, Plymouth, and near Goldsboro in the central Coastal Plain.  MORE »

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4-H Summer-fest - Invasions of the Toads!Mon Jul 25, 2016 @ 9:00 AM -
Wed Jul 27, 2016 @ 4:00 PM Where:
Pamlico Community College, 5049 North Carolina 306, Grantsboro, NC 28529, USA
— Tomorrow
4-H Junior Master Gardener's Wed Aug 3, 2016
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Pamlico County Library, 603 Main St, Bayboro, NC 28515, USA
— 1 week away
4-H Junior Master Gardener's Wed Aug 17, 2016
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Where:
Pamlico County Library, 603 Main St, Bayboro, NC 28515, USA
— 3 weeks away
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