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Report to the People 2019

This year’s “Report to the People” brought together local county leaders, N.C. Cooperative Extension of Iredell County staff, and Community …

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BEES Academy

Are you a beekeeper with a number of years of experience who wants to increase your understanding of bees …

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Dairy Summer Nutrition Conference

Dairy Summer Nutrition Conference Brought to you by Deal Rite Feeds and N.C. Cooperative Extension of Iredell County When: July 11, 2019, …

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Wake Up to Ag!

Check out Statesville Free News’ article on last week’s Wake Up to Ag Event. This is an annual event that …

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Is Your Home and Community Firewise?

Introductory class on the Firewise Program coming to N.C. Cooperative Extension of Iredell County, Monday, May 13, 2019, from …

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Feeder Calf Workshop

Feeder Calf Workshop Scheduled for Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Harward Brothers Livestock Market 2207 Turnersburg Highway, …

2019 Garden Fair

2019 Iredell Garden Fair

The Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Association of Iredell County invites the public to the 7th Annual Garden Fair. The event …

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Pruning Workshop

FREE Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer Pruning Workshop Friday, March 8, 2019, from 1–3 p.m. Hands-on pruning demonstrations focusing on peach trees, …

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Blueberry Pruning Workshop

Event Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Time: 1–3 p.m. Location: Prevette Family Farm, 236 Williamsburg Road Olin, NC 28660 Speakers: Craig Mauney, NC …

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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 …

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Raspberries in the Home Garden

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