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Strawberry YouTube Channel

Dear Strawberry Community, Please follow our new YouTube Channel on Strawberry Production. We frequently produce and upload short education videos …

AWIS 10-Day Weather Forecast

Some growers were concerned about colder temperatures over those days. Please monitor the temperatures in your field. Most of …

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Dear Farming Community, Please see the attached email conversation. Dear Sir or Madam, my name is Mark Hoffmann, I am Assistant Professor …

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AWIS 10-Day Weather Report

Dear strawberry grower community, the 2018/19 season already brought a lot of rain and warm weather. The last few weeks it …

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Weather Forecast 1/10/2019-1/15/2019

Dear Strawberry Community, The craziness of last years weather has just continued into the new season 2018/19. Very warm temperatures …

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Figure 2. Fitting the top in place.

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 …

Figure 1. Common produce packages.

Design of Room Cooling Facilities: Structural & Energy Requirements

Proper temperature control is essential to protecting the quality of fresh produce. By constructing and …

Roses for North Carolina

Sooner or later most home gardeners think about growing roses. Landscape uses are quite varied …

Hints for Fall-Planted Spring and Early Summer Flowering Bulbs

This publication offers guidelines on planning a garden and buying bulbs, as well as planting …