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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
The bulls were again winners in an exciting week for longs and producers. In last week’s report, I said the markets bias would be near unchanged to a bit lower.