NC State Extension

Specialty Crops Reports

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

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 Agriculture Opportunities 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

Commercialization of Medicinal Herb Production in NC

Heirloom and Specialty Vegetable Production for Local Sales

Crop Maze Research

Feasibility of Producing the Oil Crops: Borage and Evening Primrose

Investigations into the Feasibility of Pyrethrum as a New Industrial Crop for NC

Introducing Sunflowers to Transylvania County

Unusual New Fresh-Market Crops

Production and Introduction of ‘Summer Cascade’ River Birch

Native Medicinal Plant On-Farm Trials

Growing Wasabi in Western North Carolina

Investigations into the Feasibility of Cut Flowers as a Crop

Evaluating NCSU Bred Peach Varieties for Commercial Use in Western NC

Development and Marketing of Watermelon Cultivars with New Flesh Colors

Leaf Lettuce Variety and Adaptation for WNC

Domesticating Galax

Consumer Preference for Coleslaw

Super Sweet Cabbage Variety Evaluation

Development of Medicinal Crop Analysis, Propagation, and Production Methods

Blackberry Cultivar Trial

Off-Season Production of Blueberries

Developing Value-Added Practices and Branding for High-Sugar Tomatoes

Devil’s Tongue Pepper Research and On-farm Demonstration

Grape Tomato Variety Evaluation

Sea Oats Research, Education, and Production

Sweet Sorghum for Syrup in the Mountains

Identifying Boniato-type Sweetpotato Cultivars Adapted to North Carolina Growing Conditions

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

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