November 8-10, 2009 Sheraton Imperial in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Expo attendees may attend educational sessions, workshops and an industry trade show at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel. They will also have the opportunity to tour Vollmer Farm in Bunn, N.C., and several Raleigh sites such as the N.C. State Micropropagation Unit, the NCDA&CS; Agronomics Lab and the N.C. State Farmers Market. Hot topics for breakout sessions include: Fumigation Options, Insect & Disease Diagnosis & Management, Season Extension Technology, Cover Crops in Strawberries, Community Supported Agriculture, Managing the Farm Market, How to Have Sweet, Flavorful Berries, Farm Image Makeover, Using Email
A DOT (direct observation test) is a drug test where you are required to submit a sample of your urine under supervision from a tester. There are a few reasons why a DOT drug test is administered, and one of them is if you tamper with your urine at the collection location. Other reasons include your urine sample being outside the acceptable temperature, change in its odor, characteristic and color, and lastly, the tester discovers you have come with items in your pockets that can contaminate or dilute your urine sample. How A DOT (Direct Observation Test) Drug Test Is
If you want to pass a drug test, using Creatine will undoubtedly help, but it does work differently from what people especially those online presume. Even though people that have cheated their drug tests say that using creatine is effective because it hid metabolites in their urine, the reality is this is false. On the flip side, creatine is a supplement that you can take as part of your dilution process. Taking this a few hours in advance before your test will certainly dilute your urine. This will not temper with the creatinine values in the body, and this article
A urine drug test detox method that has been around for a while but is only getting the recognition it deserves is the Certo drug test method. This method mainly uses pectin as the main ingredient that helps you pass a drug test. Those who know their jelly and jam will know Certo very well as it is used to make those products. Another fruit pectin used during the detox process is Sure Jell, and the best thing about it is it’s very cheap. It can be found in your local store or on Amazon. How Marijuana Is Metabolised By
September Is Food Safety Month: N.C. Cooperative Extension Initiative Focuses on Year-Round Fresh Produce Safety N.C. Cooperative Extension, in cooperation with the N.C. Fresh Produce Safety Task Force, is leading an initiative to educate fruit and vegetable growers and consumers about measures that can minimize food safety risks. The organization has received more than $250,000 in grant funding to support the statewide Extension and research effort. N.C. Cooperative Extension has conducted train-the-trainer workshops for Extension agents who, in turn, will train producers. The training focuses on Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and what it takes to obtain GAPs certification. Industry, such
The N.C. MarketReady Fresh Produce Safety – Field to Family Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) Training Curriculum is bearing fruit for the nearly 300 growers and more than 120 Extension agents who have completed the training. Read more to find examples of the impacts the training is having on N.C. farms.
The Produce Lady, a program of N.C. MarketReady, continues its educational outreach to North Carolina fresh produce growers and consumers with the launch of an e-newsletter. The monthly newsletter encourages N.C. families to eat healthy fruits and vegetables purchased at local farmers markets. It includes selection tips, health benefits and recipes. Each issue will focus on a seasonal crop – apples in September, for example – and will assist consumers with selection and preparation tips for the fruit or vegetable. Each issue also will feature a “what’s in season” list that highlights other available produce items. The Produce Lady is
Growing Asparagus in North Carolina for Direct Market Carl Cantaluppi recognizes that asparagus is not a traditional Southern food and, therefore, not a garden staple in North Carolina. However, with residents relocating to North Carolina from northeastern states and the revival of culinary sophistication and healthful eating prompted in part by the local foods movement and the emergence of self-proclaimed “foodies,” Cantaluppi suggests that N.C. farmers give asparagus a closer look as a high-value, low-input specialty crop ideal for direct market. Cantaluppi is an N.C. Cooperative Extension area horticulture agent with the Granville and Person County Centers. He has been