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Specialty Crops LogoResearch Projects: 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004

2004 Specialty Crops Program Projects

Evaluating New Lines of Grape Tomatoes

New Medicinal Herbs for Eastern N.C.

Raspberry Variety Trials

Early Fall Harvest Of Raspberries Using Rowcovers

French-American Hybrid Wine grape Trials at the Upper Mountain Research Station

Piedmont Peach Production

Evaluating Commercial Standard, Newly Released and Pending North Carolina Peach Cultivars for Commercial Use in Western NC

Honey Dew Survey

Screening and Advancing New Specialty Melons for Market Potential

Identifying Specialty-type Sweet Potato Cultivars Adapted to NC Growing Conditions

Development of Specialty-type Potatoes for Eastern NC

Specialty Potato Trial

Dune & Estuary Plant Production

Introducing ‘Shiloh Splash’ River BirchPPAF (Betula nigra ‘Shiloh Splash’)

Propagating Native Rhododendron and Azalea from Seed in Watauga County

Native Plant Propagation Trial

Suitability of Oregano as a Commercial Culinary Herb Crop

Suitability of Mint as a Commercial Culinary Herb Crop

Suitability of French Tarragon as a commercial culinary herb crop

Bloodroot Cultivation

Developing a Commercial Production System for Ramps

Extending the Sales Season of Cut Flowers Using Refrigerated Storage

Systems Exploration for Specialty Crops

Cut flowers in Rockingham County

Alternative Crops: Growing Asiatic Lilies
In Crates In A Hoop House

Creating a Crop Maze with GPS

Successful Business Planning Workshop for Specialty Crops and Small Green Industry Business

Workshop & Tour for Season Extension Techniques in Mitchell County

Organic Certification Workshop

Field Trip to Green and Growin’ Show

Visit to Eastern Shore Virginia Experiment Station

Tours of Greenhouses Specialty Crop Production in County

Medicinal Herbs for Commerce Field Day

Franklin County 2nd Annual Farm, Foods and Crafts Tour

Sweet Sorghum for Syrup in the Mountains

Introduction of Specialty Farm Crops in Union County

Solvent Extraction and Composition Analysis of Capsaicin from Different Parts of Habanero Peppers (Capsicum Chinese) For Application in Food Processing

Marketing Systems Exploration for Specialty Crops

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2003 Specialty Crops Program Projects

Growth & Yield of Six Medicinal Herbs in Reponse to Mulch Type

Screening & Advancing New Specialty Melons for Market Potential Research, Education & Production

Agritourism & Natural Resource Tour & Resource Development

Alternative Agiculture Oportunities Workshop

Estimated Costs and Returns of Producing, Harvesting and Marketing Blackberries in the Southeast United States

Blackberry Project

Identifying Boniato-type Sweetpotato Cultivars Adapted to NC Growing Conditions

Trellis / Cultural Studies for Brambles

Development of Value-Added Products from Cotton Stalks and Waste

Domesticating Galax

Dune & Estuary Plant Production

Everbearing Strawberry Evaluation

Commercial Vegetative Production of Fraser Fir Seedlings in Avery County

Grape Tomato Survey

Head Lettuce and Romaine Variety Adaptation to Eastern NC

Heirloom Tomato Marketing

Evaluation of Highbush-Type Blueberry Seedling Progenies for Mineral Soil Adaptation in the Piedmont of NC

Screening and Advancing New Specialty Melons for Market Potential

Northeast Ag Expo Featuring Alternative and Specialty Crops, Including Specialty Melons

Specialty Melon On-Farm Observation

Organic Agriculture Weed Control Project

Evaluating Commercial Standard, Newly Released and Pending NC Peach Cultivars for Commercial Use in Western NC

Seed Germination and Greenhouse Production of Seabeach Amaranth (Amaranthus pumilus Raf.)

Development of Specialty-Type Potatoes for Eastern NC

Specialty Melon Trial

Specialty Crops Program Farm Tour to Virginia

Evaluation, Production and Marketing of 'Venus' SweetshrubPPAF

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2002 Specialty Crops Program Projects

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2001 Specialty Crops Program Projects


    Evaluation of Hispanic Vegetables for Commercial Production.
    Cunningham Research Station, Kinston. J. Davis


    New Grape Tomato Variety Evaluations for Eastern NC. Cunningham
    Research Station, Kinston. D. Sanders


    Development of Production Practices for Super Hot Peppers. Cunningham
    Research Station, Kinston. D. Sanders


    Development of Off-Season Greenhouse Strawberry Production.
    Cunningham Research Station, Kinston. B. Poling


    Evaluation of Boniato Sweetpotatoes for Commercial Production.
    Cunningham Research Station, Kinston. C. Yencho & K. Pecota


    Evaluation of New Blackberry Varieties. Cunningham Research Station,
    Kinston. G. Fernandez


    Development of an Off-Season Blueberry Production System. Cunningham
    Research Station, Kinston. G. Fernandez & J. Ballington


    Determining the Optimum Harvest Time for Golden Beauty Melons.
    Cunningham Research Station, Kinston. J. Schultheis


    Production and Marketing of Red Kernel Sweet Corn. Cunningham
    Research Station, Kinston. J. Schultheis


    Evaluation of New Varieties of Yellow and Orange Seedless Watermelon.
    Cunningham Research Station, Kinston. J. Schultheis


    New Specialty Melon Trial. Cunningham Research Station, Kinston.
    J. Schultheis


    Study of the Feasibility of NC Pyrethrum Production. Cunningham
    Research Station, Kinston; Upper Mountain Research Station, Laurel
    Springs; Piedmont Research Station, Salisbury; and Mountain
    Horticultural Crops Research Station, Fletcher. J. Davis


    Study of a Variety of Sun-Requiring Medicinal Herbs. Upper Piedmont
    Research Station, Reidsville. J. Davis


    Evaluation of White Flesh Peach Varieties for Eastern NC
    (observational). Cunningham Research Station, Kinston. J. Davis


    Development of Commercial Cultivation Systems for Goldenseal and Black
    Cohosh and Their Influence on Herb Quality. NC State University
    campus, Raleigh; Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station,
    Fletcher, and on-farm in Graham County. D. Danehower & J. Davis


    Evaluation of Sunflowers for Crop Mazes. Mountain Horticultural Crops
    Research Station, Fletcher. J. Davis & L. Hass


    Propagation of Sea Oats; Encouraging Flowering through Inland
    Production. Cunningham Research Station, Kinston. D. Nash & J. Davis


    Development of a Cultivation System for Bloodroot in Western NC.
    Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station, Fletcher. J. Davis

    On-Farm Replicated Studies and Trial Production with County
    Agents and Specialists

    Specialty Melon Trial. Nash County. C. Wilder

    Specialty Melon Trial. Wilson County. B. Little

    Specialty Melon Trial. Pasquotank Co. T. Campbell

    Specialty Melon Trial. Columbus County. M. Parker

    Specialty Melon Trial. Moore County. T. Williams

    Specialty Melon Trial. Onslow County. J. Morton

    Specialty Melon Trial. Carteret County. L. Wimpfheimer

    Specialty Melon Trial. Wake County. M. Dunn

    Honeydew Melon Trial. Sampson County. A. Thornton

    Pyrethrum Trial. Perquimans County. T. Dyson

    Non-Timber Forest Products Trials. Graham County. R. Collins

    Medicinal Herb-Support for Research Station Study.
    Rockingham Co. K. Holmes

    Sunflower Maze. Alexander County. L. Rogers

    Pyrethrum Trials. Madison County. R. Young

    Pyrethrum-Support for Research Station Study.
    Ashe and Alleghany Counties. B. Edwards

    Pyrethrum-Support for Research Station Study. Rowan
    County. D. Blackwelder

    Lettuce Production in Float Beds. Palmico Co. F. May

    Super Hot Pepper Production On-Farm. Wayne, Lenoir, Greene, Wilson,
    and Sampson Counties. B. Jester