Tomato Blight in WNC

Tomato late blight, caused by the oomycete Phytophthora infestans, was confirmed today (July 11, 2014) in a tomato sample from Henderson County, North Carolina and confirmed by the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic and the Quesada Lab at NCSU. 

Here is the link for more information:

http://plantpathology.ces.ncsu.edu/2014/07/tomato-late-blight-confirmed-in-western-north-carolina/

We have four new books on loan at the Ag Center for those interested in getting to know more about growing, sowing, and more.

These are just part of our ever expanding library – did you know we have a whole library of Mother Earth News, cookbooks, gardening books, and more. Come by the Ag Center anytime to borrow a book and don’t forget – our local library has a HUGE resource of gardening and farming books.

Thanks to Sow True Seed for helping us with ordering these books.  

$500 Cookbook

Nathan Myhrvold

It’s always been a puzzle to me what makes something art or just scribbles, I am by no means an artist other than the crafting and sculpting I can manage with a weedeater but I suppose one type of art is making an ordinary everyday object have a new perspective.  Nathan Myhrvold is the author of Modernist Cuisine and he has photographed food in a whole new way. 

See his TED talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/nathan_myhrvold_cut_your_food_in_half#t-7399

See his website here: http://modernistcuisine.com/

If you are going to order his cookbook, why not order another one for the cookbook library at the Ag Center? Just saying….

Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold
Nathan Myhrvold

Sweet Infographic – Vegetable Growing Cheat Sheet

I think everybody loves an awesome infographic and this one from the folks at Good to Be Home is one of the best, a nice website with tons of information. Check out their website by clicking here.

UK housing energy fact file infographic

EDIT: Farm Bureau Sponsoring ‘Farmland’ at Tryon Theatre

‘Farmland’ is a movie dedicated to younger farmers running their farms and ranches. Sponsored by the Polk County Farm Bureau, this is a different look at farms.

We will update with more details as we get them but be prepared for the showings on July August 25th!

http://www.farmlandfilm.com/

http://vimeo.com/90611052