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North Carolina Field Reports: Rains Limit Most Field Work, Limited Corn Harvest

North Carolina Field Reports: Rains Limit Most Field Work, Limited Corn Harvest

πŸ‘€From USDA 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 13, 2017. Extension Comments Robert Hawk – Swain County Extension Jackson and Swain had normal rainfall for the period of .75″ – 1.00″ for the period with warm days and nights.

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North Carolina Soybeans: Treating Earworms Prior To and During Bloom

North Carolina Soybeans: Treating Earworms Prior To and During Bloom

πŸ‘€By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University Entomology and Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 11, 2017

I have received a number of calls and reports of very high earworm numbers in soybeans that are not blooming or at full bloom. Our online threshold calculator for earworms in podding beans can be found by visiting here, clicking

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North Carolina Cotton, Soybeans: Considerations for Pyrethroids Used Against Bollworm

North Carolina Cotton, Soybeans: Considerations for Pyrethroids Used Against Bollworm

πŸ‘€By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University Entomology and Plant Pathologist 🕔Aug 8, 2017

Pyrethroids (common examples include Baythroid XL, bifenthrin, Declare, Karate Z, and Mustang Maxx) have been used for managing bollworm (corn earworm) in the Southeast for over 40 years. Given this amount of time, and the prevalence of this insecticidal class

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North Carolina Field Reports: Early Corn Harvest Begins; Watch for Pod Feeders in Soybeans

North Carolina Field Reports: Early Corn Harvest Begins; Watch for Pod Feeders in Soybeans

πŸ‘€From USDA 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 7, 2017. Extension Comments Robert Hawk – Swain County Extension Good weather over last week with near average temperatures. Across the two counties of Jackson and Swain, approximately .75″ of rainfall,

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North Carolina Field Reports: Harvest Begins for Early Corn, Dry Conditions Affecting Crops

North Carolina Field Reports: Harvest Begins for Early Corn, Dry Conditions Affecting Crops

πŸ‘€From USDA 🕔Aug 1, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 30, 2017. Extension Comments Robert Hawk – Swain County Extension Weather was near normal with approximately 1″ of rainfall for the period with warm temperatures, which were near normal. Stanley Holloway

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North Carolina Cotton: Manage Bollworm 1st, But Don’t Forget Stink, Plant Bugs

North Carolina Cotton: Manage Bollworm 1st, But Don’t Forget Stink, Plant Bugs

πŸ‘€By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University Extension Entomology and Plant Pahtologist 🕔Jul 26, 2017

As predicted, our first bollworm flight into cotton has been early and heavy. While our recommendation still stands to be prepared to use insecticides for bollworm overtop Bt cotton (click here), don’t forget that stink bugs and plant bugs will

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North Carolina Field Reports: Hot, Dry Conditions Stressing Crops

North Carolina Field Reports: Hot, Dry Conditions Stressing Crops

πŸ‘€From USDA 🕔Jul 25, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 23, 2017. Extension Comments Robert Hawk – Swain County Extension Hot and dry. Rainfall below normal with only a .10 for time period. Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension Weather conditions

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North Carolina: Blackland Farm Managers Tour, Columbia, Aug. 2

North Carolina: Blackland Farm Managers Tour, Columbia, Aug. 2

πŸ‘€By Rod Gurganus, North Carolina State University County Extension Director 🕔Jul 24, 2017

The 2017 Blackland Farm Managers Tour will be held on Wednesday, August 2nd at Green Valley Farms in Columbia (7014 NC-94, Columbia). Registration and the vendor fair will begin at 7:00 AM. Opening remarks begin at 8:00 AM. Field sessions

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North Carolina Organic Cotton: Where Are We Headed?

North Carolina Organic Cotton: Where Are We Headed?

πŸ‘€By Rachel Atwell Vann, Kelli Dale, and Chris Reberg-Horton, North Carolina State University Extension Specialists 🕔Jul 24, 2017

There is a demand for organic cotton production in North Carolina, however there are many challenges associated with that production. Weed control, insect pressure, and limited genetics all are restraints to organic cotton yield in our region. Several growers have

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North Carolina Field Reports: Mostly Good Growing Conditions, Some Heat Stress

North Carolina Field Reports: Mostly Good Growing Conditions, Some Heat Stress

πŸ‘€From USDA 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 16, 2017. Extension Comments Robert Hawk – Swain County Extension Growing conditions from pastures to crops are good to excellent. Rainfall has been near normal with widespread 1″ over the last

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