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Cover photo for 2019 Peach Grower Annual Meeting

2019 Peach Grower Annual Meeting

The NC Peach Growers’ Society will host their Annual Meeting on January 22, 2019, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Moore …

Cover photo for 2018 Grassroots Leadership Conference

2018 Grassroots Leadership Conference

N.C. A&T State University Cooperative Extension is hosting it’s annual Grassroots Leadership Conference on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from …

Cover photo for Agricultural and 4-H Craft Fair

Agricultural and 4-H Craft Fair

Montgomery County Cooperative Extension and Montgomery County 4-H are proud to announce the 2017 Montgomery County Agricultural and 4-H …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Conservation Tillage on Organic Farms

This online publication describes how cover crops affect the soil, how to establish cover crops, …

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Designing a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Plan for Shell Eggs

With the addition of new regulatory requirements and continually emerging pathogens, developing and designing a …

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The Value of Honey Bees as Pollinators in North Carolina

The impact of honey bees on not only North Carolina, but the entire world is …

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Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

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

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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 …