Archive for Field Notes

Beech blight aphids put on a show

What’s white, woolly and can be found dancing in the woods this time of the year? It’s not a kid dressed up for Halloween– it’s the beech blight aphid! They might give you a fright, but like a kid dressed up, they’re nothing to be afraid of. The beech blight aphid is a piercing-sucking insect […]

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Flavor, NC: Weeping Radish Brewery

Twice a month we feature local restaurants, farms and farmers markets featured on episodes of UNC-TV’s Flavor, NC. This week, we review episode four of the first season in which hostess Lisa Prince highlights Weeping Radish Brewery and Butchery. “Sweet tea may be the beverage of choice in North Carolina,” said Lisa, “but it’s not […]

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October: What’s happening on the farm?

Farms are places of year-round activity. There is almost always something going on, regardless of the season. Each month we highlight one of our research stations and the work taking place on the farm during that month as well as give a little insight into the world of farming and innovative agricultural research. There are […]

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New season of ‘Flavor NC’ starts tonight on UNC-TV

Fall brings with it the return of a new season and 10 new episodes of “Flavor, NC,” highlighting the best in North Carolina food and agriculture.  Season 4 kicks off tonight at 10:30 on UNC-TV, with encore airings to follow Sundays at 7 p.m.  This season, host Lisa Prince and the “Flavor, NC” team’s travels take them from a […]

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In the Kitchen with Brian and Lisa: September Recipe Roundup

WRAL reporter Brian Shrader and our own Lisa Prince feature seasonal recipes in their Got to Be Good Cookin’ segment using ingredients grown and available right here in North Carolina. This month they feature a few recipes that use the last of the summer harvest and a peanut butter and jelly muffin recipe that’s perfect […]

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Emerald ash borer trapping: No new counties detected

As we head into the fall season full of football, autumn colors and Thanksgiving, we already have one thing to be thankful for:  summer trapping for the emerald ash borer did not detect the invasive, tree-killing beetle in any new counties in the state. But don’t get too excited just yet. Although 2014 trapping did […]

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Flavor, NC: Goodnight Brothers County Ham, Boone

Twice a month we feature local restaurants, farms and farmers markets featured on episodes of UNC-TV’s Flavor, NC. This week, we review episode three of the first season in which hostess Lisa Prince highlights Goodnight Brothers County Ham and The Gamekeeper Restaurant in Boone. “Think country ham only comes on a biscuit?” asks Lisa. “Well […]

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September: What’s happening on the farm?

Farms are places of year-round activity. There is almost always something going on, regardless of the season. Each month we highlight one of our research stations and the work taking place on the farm during that month as well as give a little insight into the world of farming and innovative agricultural research. There are […]

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Got to Be NC Competition Dining: Heirloom Resturant

Once a month we highlight a chef and a recipe from the Got to Be N.C. Competition Dining series. This month, we are featuring Heirloom Restaurant in Charlotte. In the Got to Be N.C. Competition Dining Series two local chefs face off in a single-elimination, blind-dinner format. Each chef’s menu is created around a North […]

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New members inducted into the NC Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame

The livestock shows are an integral part of the annual N.C. Mountain State Fair. From beef cattle and meat goats to swine and llamas, the livestock shows represent the diversity of livestock found in Western North Carolina. Started in 2011, the N.C. Mountain State Fair Livestock Hall of Fame honors individuals who have contributed to […]

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