The 2015 crop is generally off to a very good start. So far, we have had excellent planting weather for most parts of the cotton belt. Warm temperatures have resulted in vigorous growth and rainfall has been timely for the
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 17, 2015. Extension Comments Daniel Overcash – Agronomist Region 11 It has been dry in the western piedmont. Cotton and soybean planting are well underway and soon will be completed. Corn
Sulfur deficiencies typically are observed in sandy soils. During emergence is the time to be monitoring your corn for deficiencies. Sulfur deficiencies will appear spotty versus uniform across a field. Sulfur uptake can be influenced by depth of roots, amount
North Carolina cotton producers have made great strides with managing glyphosate-resistant pigweed over the last several years. Although it can be expensive and inconvenient, we have the tools we need to do a good job with managing this challenging pest.
Planting conditions continue to be excellent. Hopefully we will get the rest of the crop in this week. It is time to start thinking about early varieties, after this week it would be prudent to avoid later varieties. Planting date Daily
Stink bugs are important to watch in wheat since they can later move into corn and cause injury. I have a PhD student working on stink bugs who is trying to link wheat development to movement into corn. Associated with
Tropical Storm Ana brought noticeable rainfall across the majority of the Coastal Plains over the last couple of days. Reports thus far range from 0.5 inches to nearly 5 inches depending on geography. This will likely slow planting progress for
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 10, 2015. Extension Comments Daniel Overcash – Agronomist Region 11 The western piedmont has dried out and corn planting has been completed. Hay is been cut but looks to be low
1. What is the growth stage of the cotton? I cannot stress the importance of this point. Cotton is most susceptible by far before the two-leaf stage. Cotton will take a yield hit up to the five leaf stage, but
Temperatures over the last 10 days have been very favorable for the development of stripe rust disease in Hyde County.
Two ag equipment manufacturers – Japan’s Mitsubishi and India’s Mahindra – are forming a strategic partnership in the farm machinery field, with Mahindra acquiring a 33% stage in Mitsubishi’s ag