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Dr. Barclay Poling discussing frost and freeze strategies

Using a Digital
Thermometer to Guide Your Decisions in Frost and Freeze Events

Whether you rely on overhead sprinkler irrigation or floating row covers to protect your strawberries, you will find one instrument as indispensable as a good weather forecast — a hand-held digital thermometer. Learn how to measure blossom temperature with this tool in this video

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Dr. Barclay Poling discussing frost and freeze strategies

Using a Digital
Thermometer to Guide Your Decisions in Frost and Freeze Events

Whether you rely on overhead sprinkler irrigation or floating row covers to protect your strawberries, you will find one instrument as indispensable as a good weather forecast — a hand-held digital thermometer. Learn how to measure blossom temperature with this tool in this video

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North Carolina
Strawberry Association

The North Carolina Strawberry Association (NCSA) is a nonprofit association working to promote strawberry production and marketing. The association funds research, sponsors an annual conference, publishes a monthly newsletter and gives the strawberry industry a voice when faced with public policy initiatives that may negatively impact the industry. The association works closely with the North Carolina  Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services to develop promotional materials and facilitate the Farm-to-School Lunch Program for strawberry growers. Click here to visit >>>

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Risk Management
Resources for Strawberry Growers

The risk management materials on this portal cover topics ranging from marketing and human resources to legal and food safety issues. Crop insurance products are presented in addition to disaster assistance programs and agricultural contracts. You will find links to relevant risk management organizations and other resources that will help reduce the risks for your operation.

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Southeast Strawberry
Expo

The Southeast Strawberry Expo is a national meeting this year! This year’s conference is a joint meeting of the Expo (which is coordinated by the North Carolina Strawberry Association) with the North American Strawberry Growers Association. The conference will take place Dec 3 - 6, 2013 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Durham, NC, with workshops on Dec. 3, full-day farm tour on Dec. 4, and educational sessions and trade show Dec. 5-6. For more information, email info@ncstrawberry.com, call 919-542-4037, or visit www.ncstrawberry.com.

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New Strawberry
Diagnostic Tool

An interdisciplinary team of  NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences extension specialists have created a new, mobile-friendly, database driven tool to help strawberry growers visually diagnose disorders. The new Strawberry Diagnostic Key provides a way to filter by visual characteristics to identify problems. Results include details about the disorders and possible management strategies. The Strawberry Diagnostic Key was developed with funding in part from the Strawberry Sustainability Initiativethe Walmart FoundationUniversity of ArkansasSouthern Region IPM CenterNorth Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Strawberry Association.

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Program for SC Preplant – August 25 popular

August 8, 2014 To: Strawberry Growers and Interested Others From: Powell Smith, Extension Associate Subject: Strawberry Pre-Plant Meeting When: Monday, August 25, 2014 @ 6:00 PM Where: Agribusiness Center for Excellence, Pelion High MORE »

Using predatory mites in strawberries

Twospotted spider mites are the most common and significant pest of strawberries grown in North Carolina. Mite management strategies include conventional miticides, organic miticides, and biological controls. See the North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual for MORE » – from   Entomology

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