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Super-sized restoration projects begin in Hyde

Super-sized restoration projects begin in Hyde | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

By Catherine Kozak, Coastal Review Online | With numerous bureaucratic hurdles finally cleared, an innovative wetlands restoration project led by the N.C. Coastal Federation is about to begin on thousa...

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Dr. Mike Burchell & engineers in the CALS Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering are designing a canal complex intersecting with farmland in Hyde County. Pumps & weirs will redirect rain stormwater into a created wetland, protecting the Albemarle & Pamlico Sounds of North Carolina. Read more | http://tinyurl.com/kgb7ucg

 

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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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The Urban Heat Island Could Be Attracting Bugs

The Urban Heat Island Could Be Attracting Bugs | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The hotter neighborhoods of Raleigh are awash in scale insects, an ominous indicator of how bug populations might swell in a globally warmer world.
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Some insects like it hot! CALS entomologist, Emily Meineke finds that scale insect pests thrive in the warmth of urban heat islands. Read more: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/2013/03/urban-heat-islands-are-making-cities-lousy-insects/5118/

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WNC biofuels project receives $766,256 grant | Mountain Xpress | Asheville, NC

WNC biofuels project receives $766,256 grant | Mountain Xpress | Asheville, NC | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Press release from AdvantageWest January 16, 2012 – Officials with AdvantageWest and the Biofuels Center of North Carolina announced today that a consortium of Western North Carolina partners will receive a grant of $766,256 from the Biofuels...
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Among the consortium partners the Mountain Research Station, NC Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the NC State University Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center. The College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University has research projects at both locations.

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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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For Christmas trees, a tale of two Carolinas :: WRAL.com

For Christmas trees, a tale of two Carolinas :: WRAL.com | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
North Carolina is the nation's second-largest Christmas tree producer behind Oregon and harvests more than 5 million trees each year, most of them Fraser firs grown high in the Appalachian Mountains at altitudes around 4,000 feet.

 

And a North Carolina Christmas tree is in the White House this year!

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Soybean Rust Found In North Carolina - Earliest On Record | AgFax.com

Soybean Rust Found In North Carolina - Earliest On Record | AgFax.com | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
This is the earliest that soybean rust has been detected in North Carolina. Rust was identified on one of four leaves brought to the lab. The earliest detection of soybean rust in North Carolina in previous years was September 15th in 2007.

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Wheat weed control topic of North Carolina meeting | Grains content from Southeast Farm Press

Wheat weed control topic of North Carolina meeting | Grains content from Southeast Farm Press | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Based on last year’s success and the ongoing high prices for soybeans for double-cropping, North Carolina growers are expected to plant another record crop of wheat this fall.

 

On Sept. 17, CALS weed scientist & researcher, Dr. Wes Everman, will discuss the most recent research-based wheat weed control methods, chemicals & recommendations.

 

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Researchers refine the science of brewing

Researchers refine the science of brewing | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
From a number of the top beers brought forth for judging at the 2012 North Carolina’s Brewer’s Cup, three brews originated at N.C. State. These beers were created by researchers in the brewery cradled within the lower level of Schaub Hall.
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CALS Food scientist, Dr. John Sheppard launched the CALS' brewery, which created 3 of 4 top quaffs in 2012 NC Brewer's Cup. Read more | www.technicianonl... | AND we're also working on hops! | http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/specialty_crops/

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N.C. agribusiness sprouting higher, study finds - Triangle Business Journal

N.C. agribusiness sprouting higher, study finds - Triangle Business Journal | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Agriculture and agribusiness contributed $77 billion, or 17 percent, to North Carolina’s...
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NC agribusiness sprouting higher, study finds: Economist, Dr. Mike Walden, ran the numbers to create a statistical snapshot of North Carolina agriculture & agribusiness, which contributed $ 77B, or 17%, to the state's $ 440B gross domestic product in 2011. You can find Dr. Walden's handy fact sheet here | http://www.ag-econ.ncsu.edu/faculty/walden/agribusiness-2013.pdf

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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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Two CALS faculty involved in award-winning crop protection efforts

Two CALS faculty involved in award-winning crop protection efforts | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Dr. Jim Dunphy & Dr. Matt Koenning were honored by USDA-NIFA for their research to protect soybean from Asian soybean rust. The Southern Region Integrated Pest Management Center, which is located at NC State University, organized what it called the Soybean Rust PIPE. PIPE stands for Pest Information Platform for Extension and Education....

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NC Agriculture Exports Hit Record | WUNC-FM

NC Agriculture Exports Hit Record | WUNC-FM | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

The latest numbers from the US Department of Agriculture show more and more countries want NC products.


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NC Small Fruit & Specialty Crop IPM: Kudzu bugs on caneberries?

NC Small Fruit & Specialty Crop IPM: Kudzu bugs on caneberries? | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

Photo: Kudzu bugs on raspberry plants at the Piedmont Research Station, Salisbury, NC

 

"My Monday morning  began with two phone calls about the same thing: kudzu bugs on caneberries.  Both calls came from western North Carolina, but kudzu bugs are widespread throughout the southeast.  See here for a map of kudzu bug distribution from the Megacoptera Working Group.  Kudzu bugs (Megacoptera criberia) are yet another invasive species from eastern Asia that has been detected in the southeastern US in recent years.  Kudzu bugs appear to specialize on legumes, including cultivated beans and kudzu, and can cause cause economic damage to soybeans.  My NC State Entomology colleague, Dominic Reisig, has published extensive information on kudzu bug at his blog.  Interestingly, both caneberry sites that prompted my morning calls were also near soybeans."

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SFNToday.com: Two Ag Research Centers in NC Turn 100 This Tear

SFNToday.com: Two Ag Research Centers in NC Turn 100 This Tear | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

NC Commissioner of Agriculture, Steve Troxler, explains in an interview with the Southern Farm Network that the Oxford Tobacco Research Station and the Tidewater Research Station in Plymouth, NC celebrate 100 years of agricultural research this year.

 

He also explains the unusual partnership of the NC Department of Agriculture and the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS) at NCSU in the organization and operation of the stations and their research programs. Both of the birthday stations are owned by NCSU.

 

You can see web sites for all of our experiment stations here:

http://harvest.cals.ncsu.edu/ncars/index.cfm?pageID=2276

 

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