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July 2019 Alamance Gardener

Alamance Gardener JULY 2019 What’s bugging your garden? Read all about the IPM strategy for minimizing insect damage in this …

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Spring 2019 Solutions Newsletter

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Alamance County is Springing Green! Read all about it here: Solutions Newsletter Spring …

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Alamance Gardener, March 2019

The Meteorological Madness of March – wait a minute! Read more in this month’s Alamance Gardener: Alamance Gardener MARCH …

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Alamance Gardener, February 2019

Everything’s just peachy until the frost hammer falls – watch your bloomers! See below for the February edition of …

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4-H Spring Plant Sale for 2019 Has Begun

This season’s fundraiser will feature not only blueberries but flowering plants for beds and containers, including begonias, geraniums, lantana, …

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Solutions - Winter 2019

Wondering what’s happening with N.C. Cooperative Extension in Alamance County? Wonder no more – here’s your Solutions, Winter edition! Winter …

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The Fall 2018 Edition of Solutions

Fall 2018https://alamance.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Fall-2018.pdf It’s a Fall Frenzy at Extension! Read all about it in this issue of …

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Alamance County Pesticide Classes

Is it time to plan on getting your Recertification Credits for pesticide licenses again? Well, we have lined up …

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4-H Plant Sale - Fall 2018

The 4-H fall plant sale fundraiser has begun and will continue until October 22. This year, we’re offering apples, …

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Devrinol (napropamide)

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Devrinol (napropamide).

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, …

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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 …