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2019 NC Agritunity Conference and Trade Show

Saturday, February 9, 2019 N.C. Cooperative Extension, Iredell County Center 444 Bristol Drive Statesville, NC 28687 Registration Opens: 8:30 a.m. Conference Hours 9 a.m. – …

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NC Farm Schools: Lincolnton County

The NC Farm School program offers business-planning seminars which will give you the tools to create a viable business …

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Get Ready to Preserve Food at Home

Home food preservation is not difficult, but there is science behind each method. Using proper food preservation methods will …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Part 5: References

This publication lists the references used in parts 1-4 of the Postharvest Handling and Cooling …

Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

9/26/19
Starch iodine staining pattern used to determine apple maturity.

Maximizing Your SmartFresh℠ Investments

SmartFresh℠ (1-methylcyclopropene, MCP) is a relatively new tool for postharvest management of apples. In 2002, …

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 …