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Fumigant License Training

(Category F) Friday, March 3, 2017 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Franklin County Cooperative Extension Annex Fumigant training is required every three years …

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Container Gardening

Container gardening is more popular than ever. Edibles can be grown in containers in a variety of outdoor spaces. …

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Blueberries in the Home Garden

Blueberries are a wonderful addition to landscapes and gardens. They have delicate white or pink flowers in the spring, …

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Blackberries in the Home Garden

Blackberries are just one of many fruits that can be easily produced in the home garden or landscape. One …

Fall Is in the Air

As we start to experience cooler nights and the changing of leaf colors, it makes us realize that indeed, …

What’s in Season?

I am asked throughout the growing season as to what produce is actually in season locally. So like most …

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EAT Local!

Martha Mobley Agricultural Extension Agent, Franklin County Are you interested in being healthy? In community wellness? In supporting your local economy? …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

Part 5: References

This publication lists the references used in parts 1-4 of the Postharvest Handling and Cooling …

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 …