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Agriculture & Food

Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

Women in Agriculture - Summer Event

The following upcoming 2019 travel trip/workshop that has been scheduled for you this summer: Friday, July 12 – Travel trip …

A picture of a bunch of blueberries

Blueberries in the Home Garden

Blueberries can be grown in home gardens anywhere in North Carolina if the right species and proper soil modifications …

picture of Adult Granulate Ambrosia beetle

Granulate Ambrosia Beetle Control

If you have woody ornamentals and trees in your landscape you may have noticed damage from the granulate ambrosia …

Changes to GAP Billing Policy

For any growers completing voluntary USDA GAP audits in 2019, there is a new USDA billing policy. Growers will …

Recent Publications related to Agriculture & Food

Figure 1. Typical tomato washing and sizing line.

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Field- and Greenhouse-Grown Tomatoes

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Figure 1. Bulk pallet bin of cabbage in the packing house.

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Cabbage and Leafy Greens

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Peppers

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Figure 1. Rate of temperature change for three cooling methods.

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Apples

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Figure 1. Room cooling.

Proper Postharvest Cooling and Handling Methods

This publication provides information on cooling basics, common produce cooling methods and other steps for …

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Green Beans and Field Peas

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Figure 1. Packaged and palletized blueberries being received

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Blueberries

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …

Figure 1. North Carolina onions ready for harvest.

Postharvest Cooling and Handling of Onions

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, shippers and processors with energy-efficient handling and …