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2019 Home Canning Series

NC Cooperative Extension is holding a series of home canning classes from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the N.C. …

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Currituck Crop News-February 2019

Soybean Production Meeting – Feb. 6 The Soybean Production Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6 from 8 to 10 …

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2018 Northeast Ag Expo

The Northeast Ag Expo is held each year on the last Thursday in July. This event highlights the latest …

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Currituck Extension Impacts - 2017

NC State Extension in Currituck recently addressed the Board of Commissioners to share impacts from the 2017 program year. …

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Help Us to Help You!

North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps create prosperity for North Carolina through programs and partnerships focused on agriculture and food, …

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2018 Home Canning Series

NC Cooperative Extension is holding a series of home canning classes from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Currituck …

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Pesticide Disposal Day

WHAT: Pesticide Disposal Day WHERE: Crop Production Services, Shawboro NC WHEN: February 27, 2018 NC Cooperative Extension and NCDA & CS …

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New Year, New Stuff, Same Us

The new year has made quite an entrance with record-breaking temperatures, frozen waterways, and unusual snowfall in our area. …

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Impacts - October 2017

Learn how Currituck Extension put your investment to work and made positive impacts in our community in October of …

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2017 Home Food Preserver Series

NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center is holding a series of home food preservation classes from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at …

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Packing a Safe Cooler

The summer months are upon us which means it is time to do a lot of outdoor eating. This …

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Report to the People

NC State Extension in Currituck County will hold their annual “Report to the People” on Monday, April 18 at …

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Home Gardening Workshop

The Extension Master Gardeners of Currituck and Dare Counties will be conducting a Home Gardening Workshop providing information to …

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Canning Series

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center’s 2016 home food preservation series has had a few changes. The Jams and …

Recent Publications related to Food Safety & Processing

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 …

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 …

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 …