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North Carolina Corn: Scouting, Managing Stink Bugs in Seedling Fields

North Carolina Corn: Scouting, Managing Stink Bugs in Seedling Fields

👤By Dominic Reisig and Arun Babu, North Carolina State University 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Stink bugs can injure corn during the seedling stage, leading to tillering, stunting, and sometimes plant death. In order to prevent this, you must scout and spray at the correct time. Also, more stink bugs this year appear to have

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North Carolina Cotton: Planting Conditions – Mostly “Adequate” Or Better

North Carolina Cotton: Planting Conditions – Mostly “Adequate” Or Better

👤By Guy Collins, Extension Cotton Specialist, and Keith Edmisten, Professor of Crop Science and Extension Cotton Specialist, North Carolina State University 🕔Apr 18, 2017

We have made a few changes to the chart below to better define planting conditions. In addition, we cap DD60’s at a maximum value of 10 for each day. If you are computing DD60 accumulation on your own and a

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North Carolina Field Reports: Planting Speeds Along in Dry Conditions

North Carolina Field Reports: Planting Speeds Along in Dry Conditions

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 17, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 16, 2017. Extension Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension Weather conditions for the week were warm and dry with only a trace of precipitation. Concerns are increasing for the potential

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North Carolina Wheat: Managing Springtime Hessian Fly Infestations

North Carolina Wheat: Managing Springtime Hessian Fly Infestations

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University 🕔Apr 11, 2017

Over the past weeks, more agents, consultants, and growers are noticing Hessian flies in fields that were not an apparent problem in the fall.  The last time we had a major spring infestation was during 2012.  A similarity between that

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North Carolina Field Reports: Corn Planting Begins Amid Variable Precipitation

North Carolina Field Reports: Corn Planting Begins Amid Variable Precipitation

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 10, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 9, 2017. County Extension Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension A Spring snow event mid-week brought significant accumulations to parts of the county. The southern portions of the county reported

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North Carolina Cotton: Use Thrips Forecasting Tool to Make Preplant Management Decisions

North Carolina Cotton: Use Thrips Forecasting Tool to Make Preplant Management Decisions

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University 🕔Apr 3, 2017

Why use this tool?  Most everyone knows that you need something preplant for thrips, whether that is an insecticidal seed treatment or an insecticide in-furrow.  But should you use a seed treatment and an in-furrow?  What about a foliar spray? 

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North Carolina Field Reports: Widespread Freeze Damage in Wheat; Growers Gearing Up for Planting

North Carolina Field Reports: Widespread Freeze Damage in Wheat; Growers Gearing Up for Planting

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 26, 2017. Extension Comments Warmer than normal conditions followed by snow and cold temperatures have damaged some of the small grain crops. The county is still suffering from lack of rainfall

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North Carolina Tobacco: Warm Weather Has Weeds Out in Full Force

North Carolina Tobacco: Warm Weather Has Weeds Out in Full Force

👤By Matt Inman, North Carolina State University 🕔Mar 8, 2017

With the continuance of abnormally warm weather, winter annual weeds are out in full force. It is also possible that summer annual or biennials might appear earlier than normal this season. For those fields that have been bedded already, hopefully

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North Carolina Wheat: Know When to Check for Cereal Leaf Beetle

North Carolina Wheat: Know When to Check for Cereal Leaf Beetle

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University 🕔Mar 2, 2017

Yesterday was much more than the first day of March 2017 here at the research station at Plymouth, North Carolina.  Using the cereal leaf beetle degree day model, we should have hit peak egg lay for this insect at this

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North Carolina Tobacco: Foliar Insecticide Choices for 2017

North Carolina Tobacco: Foliar Insecticide Choices for 2017

👤By Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University 🕔Jan 2, 2017

The insecticide toolbox in tobacco has changed significantly during the past year. As many growers and extension personnel are aware, registration for the active ingredient flubendiamide was canceled due to concerns about non target effects on aquatic invertebrates.  The Environmental

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