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New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

Munsell color book being used to determine the hue, value and chroma of a soil.

Soil 101: Introduction
to Soil – Online!

Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college tuition and spend long hours in a classroom. Now, with the power of the internet at your fingertips, the NC Cooperative Extension Service is bringing a first class Introduction to Soil education to your office, dining room table, or local coffee shop. Learn more about this open online course at http://go.ncsu.edu/introduction-to-soil


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Brunswick Gardener

Need home-gardening advice and tips for growing better plants in Brunswick County?  Sign up for The Brunswick Gardener and receive an electronic copy of our quarterly newsletter.  This is a free publication from North Carolina Cooperative Extension and will cover a wide variety of gardening-related topics, written by extension staff and extension master gardeners. To join the listserv, send an e-mail to sam_marshall@ncsu.edu with “signup for brunswickhomehort” as the subject.  You will be added and will receive the first edition this Friday, June 28th.

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