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Hepatitis A Outbreak: How A Frozen Berry And Pomegranate Mix Could Sicken 97

Hepatitis A Outbreak: How A Frozen Berry And Pomegranate Mix Could Sicken 97 | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
by Paige Brown, Guest Correspondent @FromTheLabBench Electron micrograph of hepatitis A virions.
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Hepatitis A outbreak: How frozen berry, pomegranate mix could sicken 97 | Food safety experts in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University -- Dr. Ben Chapman & Dr. Lee Ann Jaykus -- explain how water, supply chain, and global trade can affect food safety. Read more | http://tinyurl.com/m2zqr5s

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Three Honored for Global Efforts

Three Honored for Global Efforts | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Three NC State educators were honored with the Outstanding Global Engagement Award from the Office of International Affairs last week.
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Three educators received the Outstanding Global Engagement Award from the NCSU Office of International Affairs last week. CALS faculty Dr. Siddhartha Thakur, Asst. Prof. of swine health & reproduction, and Dr. Qiuyun “Jenny” Xiang, Prof. of plant biology, were honored for their efforts to promote international research, teaching, extension and economic  development. Among the other nominees was Dr. Tomislav Vukina, Prof. of agricultural and resource economics. In photo: Dr. Xiang appears on the left and Dr. Thakur, on the right.

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Agbiosciences drive economic growth, job creation in the Southern U.S. | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agricultu...

Agbiosciences drive economic growth, job creation in the Southern U.S. | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agricultu... | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State
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Amid news of a still sputtering U.S. economic recovery, a report released today shows the nation’s agbioscience industries are growing, especially in the South. According to a Battelle study released today, “Impact and Innovation:  Agbioscience in the Southern United States,” agriculture, forestry and fisheries production generates $240 billion in regional economic activity within the Southern region and supports over 2.2 million jobs with labor income totaling $62 billion.

 

The report emphasizes the critical role of the public land-grant university research and extension effort in this economic growth and job creation.

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Listening, Learning, Leading | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

Listening, Learning, Leading | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University"

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Listening, Learning, Leading, new #CALS Dean, Dr. Richard Linton, hits the ground running to learn about the College, #NCSU and NC.

 

The Dean has been traversing the state to meet alumni, stakeholders and partners since he arrived a few months ago.

 

“You’ve got to listen & learn before you can lead," he says; "and I think leadership is about providing opportunities, providing opportunities for faculty and staff and students on campus and providing opportunities for us to grow as a state in agriculture and life sciences. And that’s what I think my job should be all about.”

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BAE-designed stormwater wetland earns national construction award | News from the College of Agriculture and Lif...

BAE-designed stormwater wetland earns national construction award | News from the College of Agriculture and Lif... | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State
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A large-scale water quality project in New Bern, designed NC State’s Dept. of Biological & Agriculture Engineering (BAE), received national recognition for its construction. Cape Fear Precast LLC of Jacksonville was awarded second place for a local project in the National Precast Concrete Association’s Creative Use of Precast (CUP) Awards in January.

 

The Jack Smith Creek Stormwater Project, one of the largest stormwater retrofits in NC, was designed by Cooperative Extension’s BAE Stormwater Group in CALS and involved the construction of a stormwater wetland to capture and treat runoff from a large watershed in New Bern. The innovative project can capture and treat the runoff from more than 1,000 acres of residential and commercial property.

 

Jack Smith Creek Stormwater Project website:

https://sites.google.com/site/bassstormwater/home/jack-smith-creek

 

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Two New Hessian Fly Management Tools Now Available

Two New Hessian Fly Management Tools Now Available | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

I am very excited about the publication of “Biology and Management of Hessian Fly in the Southeast”, as well as a new video produced by the North Carolina Small Grain Growers Associatio...

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The video draws on the research of wheat breeder, Dr. Paul Murphy, small grains specialist, Dr. Randy Weisz and entomologist, Dr. Dominic Reisig to demonstrate how to control this insect pest of wheat in the southeast. The video is produced through a collaboration of the NC Small Grain Growers Association and the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University.

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Demand, interest in hops soaring in North Carolina | Management content from Southeast Farm Press

Demand, interest in hops soaring in North Carolina | Management content from Southeast Farm Press | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Demand and interest in hops is soaring in North Carolina, partly due to the re-location of three major beer breweries in the state.
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"Three large beer brewers are building their east coast breweries in North Carolina, combined with 60 or so craft beer brewers and a thriving number of amateur brewers and there has grown a significant demand for one of beer’s primary ingredients — hops.

 

"The crop is not native to the Tar Heel state, but has been grown in the past and can be grown now, but just how to do that has proven to be a perplexing challenge for North Carolina State University Horticulturist Jeanine Davis.

Davis and her research team at North Carolina State’s Mountain Horticultural Research Station in Mills River, N.C., and on the main campus in Raleigh, have taken up the challenge and are making progress in getting hops planted in the western and piedmont sections of North Carolina."

 

Davis and her team hope to benefit small and large breweries in the state.

 

 

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North Carolina All Commodities Conference set for Jan. 17-18 | Markets content from Southeast Farm Press

North Carolina All Commodities Conference set for Jan. 17-18 | Markets content from Southeast Farm Press | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
North Carolina’s agriculture community will meet in Durham on Jan. 17-18 for the annual All Commodities Conference.
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The annual All Commodities Conference, will showcase the latest information on cotton, corn, small grain and soybean production in the state.

 

"This year’s conference will be hosted by the North Carolina Soybean Growers Association. Charles Hall, executive director of the association says planners have tweaked the meeting a bit this year to make it easier for growers to see all the professional presentations."

 

Dr. Jim Dunphy, corn specialist; Dr. Ron Heiniger, soybean specialist; Dr. Randy Weisz, small grain specialist; & Dr. Alan York, weed specialist will speak.

New CALS Dean, Dr. Richard Linton, will help present awards.

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CALS Strategic Plan 2013 | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

CALS Strategic Plan 2013 | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State
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CALS Dean Richard Linton announces the Plan and the new website which will communicate with the College and stakeholders as the Plan progresses.

 

Stakeholders and the College are invited to participate at multiple meetings across the schedule. See article for dates/locations.

 

 

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In the Field » Grain sorghum gaining in popularity with N.C. farmers

In the Field » Grain sorghum gaining in popularity with N.C. farmers | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Wayne County Extension Agent, John Sanderson, helped a local farmer evaluate sorghum dessication methods to make harvesting easier, and helped evaluate their effectiveness.

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Pender Gardener-The kudzu bugs are coming

Pender Gardener-The kudzu bugs are coming | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Kudzu bugs are a new pest in the south, making their debut in our area this past spring most notably on wisteria vines.

 

They are a pest of soybean and other crops and sometimes make a nuisance of themselves in homes.

 

Urban pest specialist, Dr. Mike Waldvogel, explans.

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Day four on the dean’s tour: Wilson, Greenville and Columbia | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

Day four on the dean’s tour: Wilson, Greenville and Columbia | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

CALS Dean, Richard Linton, toured the Eastern 4-H Environmental Education Conference Center.

 

"The 250-acre facility, opened in 2001, is North Carolina’s newest 4-H camp and conference center. Lee Scripture, center director, explained to the dean that it “fulfilled a promise that was made to the people of North Carolina when they closed one on Roanoke Island in the 1960s. The promise was to open a new center to serve this part of the state.”

 

"And fulfill that promise, the center has: Extensive boardwalks and nature trails give visitors the chance to get close to nature as they explore woodlands, meadows, pocosin forests, wetlands, creeks and rivers.  The center operates year-round, serving both children and adults, Scripture added."

 

To learn more:

http://eastern4hcenter.org/

 

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Did You Know… | North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Did You Know… | North Carolina Cooperative Extension | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"By now, you have probably seen, or at least heard about, the Kudzu bug, Megacopta cribaria. This newly introduced invasive pest feeds on kudzu, soybeans, and many other plants in the bean family. With kudzu and soybeans drying up as the weather turns cold, Cooperative Extension is fielding a number of calls from growers and homeowners with kudzu bugs on and in their homes. ..."

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Aquaculture crop grown here headed to California clients - Business - The Daily News, Jacksonville

Aquaculture crop grown here headed to California clients - Business - The Daily News, Jacksonville | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Craven County prawn farmers Don and Kim Ipock stocked Carolina’s Freshwater Prawn Farm’s three ponds with juveniles last weekend to grow a fall harvest that has a committed buyer — a first in their seven-year aquaculture venture...
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Extension researchers in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciencees at North Carolina State University helped research & develop local freshwater prawn production for a North Carolina aquaculture facility. Read more | http://www.jdnews.com/news/business/aquaculture-crop-grown-here-headed-to-california-clients-1.145352

 

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Past CALS deans honored at expanded joint foundations spring event | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and L...

Past CALS deans honored at expanded joint foundations spring event | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and L... | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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“Bridging the past to the future” was the theme when boards of foundations supporting NCSU's College of Agriculture & Life Sciences convened for a particularly special & historic joint meeting on April 10. The day’s schedule expanded to include meetings of members of as many as 11 foundation boards, who were among the nearly 300 attendees gathered at the University Club for a luncheon celebration honoring three former CALS deans, Dr. Durward Bateman, Dr. Jim Oblinger and Dr. Johnny Wynne. Read more  |  http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/news-center/perspectives/past-cals-deans-honored-at-expanded-joint-foundations-spring-event/

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Listening, Learning, Leading | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC State University

Listening, Learning, Leading | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NC State University | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Listening, Learning, Leading: New CALS Dean Richard Linton has hit the ground running, touring NC to talk with stakeholders to learn more about agriculture in the state, understand stakeholder needs & concerns, and fuel the College's strategic plan.

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‘From crops to cows to cream’: Milking center dedication highlights N.C. State’s innovative approach to dairy science and education

‘From crops to cows to cream’: Milking center dedication highlights N.C. State’s innovative approach to dairy science and education | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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"A new N.C. State University milking center was cause for celebration for North Carolina’s dairy industry Friday Nov. 9. More than 100 people came out to view the new building designed to enhance the university’s teaching, research and extension programs in both food and animal sciences.

 

"The center includes milking stalls where about 150 cows are milked twice a day, producing 1,000 gallons a day of milk that’s trucked to Schaub Hall and used in Howling Cow ice cream and other dairy products.

 

"The center’s dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory’s Dairy Educational Unit mark an important milestone in the development of a vertically integrated dairy enterprise system that encompasses not just the dairy farm unit but also the Schaub Hall Dairy Pilot Plant."

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"A new N.C. State University milking center was cause for celebration for North Carolina’s dairy industry Friday Nov. 9. More than 100 people came out to view the new building designed to enhance the university’s teaching, research and extension programs in both food and animal sciences.

 

The center includes milking stalls where about 150 cows are milked twice a day, producing 1,000 gallons a day of milk that’s trucked to Schaub Hall and used in Howling Cow ice cream and other dairy products.

 

The center’s dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory’s Dairy Educational Unit mark an important milestone in the development of a vertically integrated dairy enterprise system that encompasses not just the dairy farm unit but also the Schaub Hall Dairy Pilot Plant."

 

 

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NCSU's Dunphy, Koenning Involved In Award Winning Crop Protection

NCSU's Dunphy, Koenning Involved In Award Winning Crop Protection | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
These two NCSU CALS professors have striven to have an impact on the ASR threat.
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Crop scientist, Dr. Jim Dunphy & plant pathologist, Dr. Steve Koenning, have for years partnered to combat Asian Soybean Rust, which in some countries caused 80% crop loss. They helped develop an Integrated Pest Management system for the disease, the Soybean Rust PIPE, which can be found here:

http://sbr.ipmpipe.org/cgi-bin/sbr/public.cgi

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Economist: Triangle could take 40 percent of new N.C. jobs

Economist: Triangle could take 40 percent of new N.C. jobs | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
CARY -- N.C. State University economist Mike Walden is predicting  the Research Triangle will take between 33 percent and 40 percent of all new jobs in North Carolina this year.
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Walden receives Order of Long Leaf Pine award | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

Walden receives Order of Long Leaf Pine award | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State
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"It is difficult to imagine a more deserving recipient of North Carolina’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine award than Dr. Mike Walden, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of agricultural and resource economics and N.C. Cooperative Extension economist.

 

"The award, which is given by the North Carolina governor (in this case outgoing Gov. Bev Perdue) recognizes a proven record of service to the state, including contributions to the community, exemplary career efforts and many years of service to the recipient’s organization."

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Is there a future for North Carolina hops farming?

Is there a future for North Carolina hops farming? | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
North Carolina brewers, growers, researchers and beer drinkers agree that with the right hops variety and the right investments, hops could be a robust niche industry in this region and in the mountains, where there are fledgling hops farms.
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Read about the work of N.C. State Extension Associate Scott King, who is helping with NC hops variety trials, run by Dr. Jeanine Davis, to try to identify hops varieties which will thrive in North Carolina's soils and climate. The effort targets small local breweries and complements Sierra Nevada's recent move to North Carolina, near the Mountain Crops Horticultural Research Station.

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NC State University Christmas Tree Research and Extension Programs

NC State University Christmas Tree Research and Extension Programs | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

North Carolina State University Christmas Tree Research and Extension Programs... Check our site for a description of our research and for publications!

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White House Christmas tree is from Ashe County | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU

White House Christmas tree is from Ashe County | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"While Rusty and Beau Estes certainly deserve all the credit for producing a Fraser fir suitable to grace the White House at Christmas, a bit of North Carolina Cooperative Extension traveled with the tree to the nation’s capital."

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Hessian fly in wheat: Should I spray? | Grains content from Southeast Farm Press

Hessian fly in wheat: Should I spray? | Grains content from Southeast Farm Press | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

The decision to spray for Hessian fly in a fall wheat crop is not an easy one."

 

CALS Entomologist, Dr. Dominic Reisig, explains.

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N.C. Cooperative Extension Providing Food Safety Audit Trainings for Farmers | Opening Markets

N.C. Cooperative Extension Providing Food Safety Audit Trainings for Farmers | Opening Markets | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

North Carolina State University and North Carolina Cooperative Extension are partnering with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association to deliver workshops across the state that help N.C. farmers meet with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) fresh produce safety standards. Workshops will be held at four Cooperative Extension centers across the state in November and December.


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