Through the North Carolina Specialty Crops Program, a collaboration of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Marketing Division of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, North Carolina Cooperative Extension is teaching growers how to produce and sell crops ranging from exotic purple potatoes to lettuce, specialty melons and medicinal herbs. Growers who produce these high-value crops are able to diversify and develop new income sources.
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
Conditions are favorable for white drupelets occurring on blackberry and raspberry fruit this week. I have already gotten calls this morning and expect more as the day goes on. Here is a great explanation of White MORE »– from Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal
Blackberry On-Farm Field Day From: Daniel Shires, Area Ag. Extension Agent When: Friday October 10, 2014 Time: 1:00 PM to 3:30PM Location: Killdeer Farms Owned by Ervin and Debby Lineberger 300 Goforth Road MORE »– from Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal
19 March 2014 — The mummy berry fungus is emerging this week in blueberry fields in the coastal plain of North Carolina. Control measures should be applied now in fields that have a MORE »– from Blueberries
Blackberry Freeze Damage Sample Evaluation Growers and Agents: I will be at the 2014 Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, GA later this week. Debby Wechsler, Executive Secretary of the North American Raspberry MORE »– from Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal
Dr. Terence Robinson, a professor and Applied Fruit Crop Physiologist from Cornell University Cooperative Extension in Geneva, NY presents at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Henderson County 2013 Winter Apple School, a new method MORE »
2014 Starting off COLD January 1, 2014 Blackberry Crop Update: Short version: Buds are tight and still developing. Chilling has not been met for most cultivars (500 hrs in Salisbury). Low temperatures predicted MORE »– from Blackberry and Raspberry Information Portal