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North Carolina Sweet Potatoes: Treating Armyworms

North Carolina Sweet Potatoes: Treating Armyworms

👤By Brandon Parker, North Carolina Extension 🕔Aug 27, 2015

Since I have heard of growers seeing Fall Armyworm in sweet potatoes recently and asking questions about spraying, I have attached all registered products for sweet potatoes on Armyworm. Product OZ Per Acre             PHI             REI Coragen – 3.5 to 5

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North Carolina: Soybean Vein Necrosis Virus Identified in Edgecombe

North Carolina: Soybean Vein Necrosis Virus Identified in Edgecombe

👤By Art Bradley, Jr, North Carolina State University 🕔Aug 27, 2015

Soybean farmers should be aware of a new disease caused by soybean vein necrosis virus (SVNV). The virus has likely been in soybeans for some time, but was probably overlooked or misdiagnosed before recent detections. The disease has been detected

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North Carolina Soybeans: Loopers Picking Up – How to Manage

North Carolina Soybeans: Loopers Picking Up – How to Manage

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 26, 2015

Loopers that we saw in late July and early August never went away, but more adults are picking up in our pheromone trap and small larvae are showing up in soybeans from this new batch.  Here are two keys to

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North Carolina Cotton: 5 Primary Considerations for Defoliation

North Carolina Cotton: 5 Primary Considerations for Defoliation

👤By Guy Collins and Keith Edmisten, North Carolina State University 🕔Aug 25, 2015

The 2015 cotton crop will soon be winding down and it’s nearly time to be thinking about preparing this crop for harvest. Defoliation and harvest aid decisions can often be difficult as many factors influence product selection and rates. Even

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North Carolina: Most Areas Dry, Diseases Spreading in Tobacco – USDA

North Carolina: Most Areas Dry, Diseases Spreading in Tobacco – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 24, 2015

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 23, 2015. Extension Comments Jan McGuinn – Rutherford County Extension Scattered rainfall continued this week. Amounts not significant enough to correct crop moisture needs. Livestock producers are continuing to utilize hay

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North Carolina Sorghum: Insecticide Label Restrictions for Sugarcane Aphids

North Carolina Sorghum: Insecticide Label Restrictions for Sugarcane Aphids

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University Extension Specialist 🕔Aug 21, 2015

Sugarcane aphid, a new invasive pest of sorghum, continues to spread.  Identification and insecticide information on this pest can be found here and thresholds can be found here.  If you are unsure of identification, a sample can always be sent

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North Carolina Cotton: Managing Defoliation in Ongoing Dry Weather

North Carolina Cotton: Managing Defoliation in Ongoing Dry Weather

👤By Mike Carrol, North Carolina State University 🕔Aug 19, 2015

August is not typically when growers in this area defoliate cotton. However, given the seasonal variances, several key points need to be considered. First some fields have cut-out. These plants have a compact fruit set, no flowers and reddening leaves.

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North Carolina: Dry Weather Hurts Conditions – USDA

North Carolina: Dry Weather Hurts Conditions – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 18, 2015

Donna Teasley, Burke County Extension: Corn and soybeans planted early are okay. Those that planted a little later are suffering. Poor pollination in corn and soybeans small.  Paul Westfall, Granville County Extension: Received some needed showers during the week, but those were

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North Carolina Soybeans: Scouting for Pest Problems

North Carolina Soybeans: Scouting for Pest Problems

👤By Della King, North Carolina Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 12, 2015

One of many important components of growing crops is scouting for pests. Scouting is described as a precise assessment of pest pressure and crop stages in order to evaluate economic risks due to pest pressure. It also helps with making

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North Carolina: Some Areas Safe From Further Pest Damage

North Carolina: Some Areas Safe From Further Pest Damage

👤By John Burleson, Green Leaf Agronomy 🕔Aug 12, 2015

Soybeans range from R1-R6. Consequently, some acres will be safe from further pest damage in the coming weeks. Minimal acres have been treated for soybean loopers and bean leaf beetles.  

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