As the world population grows, so does the need for abundant, affordable and safe food. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s educational programs provide farmers and agribusinesses with the research-based knowledge they need to produce high-quality crops and livestock in economically and environmentally sustainable ways. That’s important for North Carolina because agriculture and agribusiness account for about 17 percent of our state’s jobs and income.
“Just in from Dr. Jay Schlegal” (10 am) HI Barclay, It looks like the next 10 days at least will be quite cold starting midweek. As I mentioned in the discussion (see bottom MORE »– from Strawberry Growers Information
30 Day Ag Weather Outlook MD – VA – TN- NC – SC The trend towards colder temperatures previously forecasted is now well under way. By the middle of the week temperatures drop MORE »– from Strawberry Growers Information
Because of the change in the forecast today, what are growers across the region now thinking/saying/doing? Ellerbe, NC (6:08 pm) Barclay, my Skybit says 14 Thursday, 15 Friday. Our covers came off last MORE »– from Strawberry Growers Information
Good afternoon, I am very pleased to be able to pass along information I received today from Clyde Gurosik, who is a veteran strawberry plasticulture grower in N. Augusta, SC. Many thanks to MORE »– from Strawberry Growers Information
Fig. 1. Minimum temperature map for NC next Thursday morning – please note there are sections of western piedmont that could be in upper teens. In the Clayton area of NC (southeast of MORE »– from Strawberry Growers Information
The 17th edition of Southeastern U.S. Vegetable Crop Handbook is now published online. You can download it to your computer or mobile device. The handbook includes helpful information on which variety to plant, planting MORE »– from Integrated Pest Management
Figure 1. Freshly picked Camino Real berries from a farm in Ponchatoula. This variety has done extremely well this season, and the growers I spoke to yesterday are particularly impressed with Camino’s good MORE »– from Strawberry Growers Information