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2019 Goat Study

What is the 2019 Goat Study? The 2019 Goat Study is a national study conducted every ten years by the …

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WNC Small Ruminant Workshop 

WNC Small Ruminant Workshop March 30, 2019 WNC Regional Livestock Center, Canton, NC Workshop Agenda 9:30 a.m. Registration/Sponsor Visit 10 a.m. Welcome 10 a.m. …

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Annual NC Cattlemen's and Dairy Conference

68th Annual NC Cattlemen’s and Dairy Conference Event Date: February 21–23, 2019 Location: Hickory Metro Convention Center – Hickory, NC Various classes …

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Pesticide Re-Certification Classes

Pesticide Re-certification Classes Private Applicator Pesticide Re-Certification Classes All classes are worth 2 credit hours 6–8 p.m. N.C. Cooperative Extension of Madison County office …

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Dairy Cow Share Meeting

Dairy Cow Share Meeting Monday, January 28, 2019⋅5:30–7 p.m. N.C. Cooperative Extension of Madison County office 258 Carolina Ln, Marshall, NC 28753 The new …

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, …

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 …

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 …