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Bacon Peach Panini Local Food Demo

On Thursday, August 29, 2019, from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., N.C. Cooperative Extension agents will be at the Farmer’s Market …

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2019 Youth Livestock Show Announced

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Montgomery County Center is pleased to announce that the 2019 Montgomery County Youth Livestock Show …

Popcorn Field Plot Flyer

Popcorn Field Plot Tour

Interested in popcorn? Well here’s an opportunity to learn more about it and network with others. The day’s agenda …

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All About Animals Summer Adventure

On Friday, July 12, 2019, N.C. Cooperative Extension of Montgomery County hosted the All About Animals Summer Adventure program …

Cover photo for July 2019 Livestock Newsletter

July 2019 Livestock Newsletter

In the July 2019 edition of Livestock News: Important Montgomery County Information Animal Waste Reminders, State Permit Renewal, Hurricane Season Reminders Managing …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Land Application of Municipal Sludge: Advantages and Concerns

This factsheet explains how proper land application of municipal biosolids can protect public health and …

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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 …