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North Carolina: Cotton Planting Conditions as of May 3

North Carolina: Cotton Planting Conditions as of May 3

👤By Keith Edmisten and Guy Collins, North Carolina State University 🕔May 4, 2016

The DD60s predicted for the 5 days following planting at Rocky Mount are included in the table below. The weather forecast has changed and we have hit a little bump in the road. The conditions for May 3 and 4

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North Carolina Wheat: High Risk of Scab Development

North Carolina Wheat: High Risk of Scab Development

👤By Christina Cowger, North Carolina State University 🕔May 4, 2016

As you can see from the scab risk map (here), the following counties have medium to high scab risk for wheat flowering today (5-4). Pamlico, Craven, Beaufort, Washington, Tyrrell, Hyde, Dare, Chowan, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Camden, Gates The zone of high risk

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North Carolina Field Reports: Rains Aid Crops, More Needed

North Carolina Field Reports: Rains Aid Crops, More Needed

👤From USDA 🕔May 2, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 1, 2016. Extension Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension The county received some much needed rain mid-week and again late in the week. Precipitation levels were variable across the county

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Cotton: Brake F16 – Follow With a Postemergence Program

Cotton: Brake F16 – Follow With a Postemergence Program

👤From a Press Release 🕔Apr 30, 2016

Brake F16 recently received full registration for use on cotton.  It is a mixture of fluridone and fomesafen (fomesafen is the active ingredient in Reflex).  Brake F16 was available under a Section 18 Exemption in 2015, and Brake F2 (different

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North Carolina: Pesticide Disposal Day, Washington, May 18

North Carolina: Pesticide Disposal Day, Washington, May 18

👤By Rod Gurganus, North Carolina State University 🕔Apr 29, 2016

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, will be offering a Pesticide Collection Day for residents in Beaufort and surrounding counties. The local site manager will be Rod Gurganus, Agricultural Extension

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North Carolina Field Reports: Dry Conditions Aid Planting, Moisture Needed – USDA

North Carolina Field Reports: Dry Conditions Aid Planting, Moisture Needed – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 25, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 24, 2016. Extension Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension Dry conditions continue. Some rain late in the week gave a little relief; however, most of the county only received around

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North Carolina: Resistant Weeds – Proper Management Crucial to Prevent New Developments

North Carolina: Resistant Weeds – Proper Management Crucial to Prevent New Developments

👤By Alan York, North Carolina State University 🕔Apr 22, 2016

Herbicide resistance in weeds is not a new phenomenon. However, as we continue to rely heavily on herbicides, we are continually exerting selection pressure for resistance.  We have been promoting resistance management for years, and nearly all cotton growers are

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North Carolina Wheat: Hessian Fly Infestation – Disc, Spray, or Let It Ride?

North Carolina Wheat: Hessian Fly Infestation – Disc, Spray, or Let It Ride?

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University, and Scott Tilley, Regional Grains Agent 🕔Apr 22, 2016

Two common questions have been popping up as folks are noticing Hessian fly. The first is can a rescue insecticidal spray help me reduce populations?  The answer is almost always no, as timing the insecticide to reach the fly when

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North Carolina Cotton: Not the Time to Let Up on Pigweed

North Carolina Cotton: Not the Time to Let Up on Pigweed

👤By Alan York, North Carolina State University 🕔Apr 21, 2016

Nine years ago, I wrote that glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth had the potential to become the most serious problem facing cotton producers since the boll weevil (2007 Cotton Information). That prophetic prediction has certainly come to pass. By necessity, not choice, growers

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North Carolina Cotton: Dicamba and XtendFlex – Send in Your Comments to EPA Now

North Carolina Cotton: Dicamba and XtendFlex – Send in Your Comments to EPA Now

👤By Alan York, North Carolina State University 🕔Apr 21, 2016

Planting time is near at hand and we still do not have a label for dicamba on XtendFlex cotton. The public comment period (see below) is open but there is still a ways to go before a label is granted.

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