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Eat Safe After a Power Outage

With Hurricane Florence setting her sights on North Carolina, a power outage may be inevitable in your community and …

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Grilling and Summer Go Hand-in-Hand

It wouldn’t be summer without cooking out on the grill, but FodSafety.gov says that foodborne illnesses increase during the …

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Foods That Require No Cooking

This publication covers a variety of foods that can be prepared even if there is …

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Brief Instructions for Freezing Fruit

This publication covers best freezing practices for a variety of fruits.

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Soil Fertility Management for Irish Potato Production in Eastern North Carolina

This publication describes fertilizer management strategies for optimum potato yields and to prevent problems (such …

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Best Practices for Utilizing Local Food in Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

This publication provides practical tips on how to promote health eating by incorporating fresh, local …

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Maximizing Your SmartFresh℠ Investments

SmartFresh℠ (1-methylcyclopropene, MCP) is a relatively new tool for postharvest management of apples. In 2002, …

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North Carolina Production Guide for Smaller Orchard Plantings

North Carolina’s climate and soils are well suited to grow many types tree fruits. This …

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