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Preserving Summer's Bounty Workshops!

With Nancy Abasiekong & Melinda Houser Extension Agents, Family & Consumer Sciences N.C. Cooperative Extension Home Canning Basics: Green Beans & Pickles (Learn …

2013 Hands-on Home Canning Classes

Learn the basics of food preservation with Nancy Abasiekong and Melinda Houser, FCS Agents with N.C. Cooperative Extension. Take home …

Slow Cooker Safety Tips

This column was featured January 26, 2011 in The Shelby Star How comforting to return home on a cold winter …

Food Safety "Mythbusters 2010!"

The importance of safe food handling has been recently heightened by the Salmonella outbreak involving eggs, as well as …

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

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North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

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Suggested Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for North Carolina Medicinal Herbs

This publication provides introductory information about growing and wild-harvesting medicinal herbs in North Carolina. The …

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Determining Peanut Pod Maturity and Estimating the Optimum Digging Date

This profile board will help farmers and consultants determine when peanuts should be dug.

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Managing Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus in Peanuts in North Carolina and Virginia

This publication will help you select and implement practices that minimize damage from TSWV, tomato …

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Ideas for "No-Cook" Food Bags

In preparation for an emergency, keep the following food items that do not need refrigeration …

Foods That Require No Cooking

This publication covers a variety of foods that can be prepared even if there is …

Meal Preparation and Food Safety After a Power Failure

After a power failure, you might not have heat, refrigeration, or water. This publication explains …