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North Carolina Field Reports: Rains Slow Field Work, Hinder Root Development

North Carolina Field Reports: Rains Slow Field Work, Hinder Root Development

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 25, 2017. Extension Comments Janice Nicholson – Rutherford County Extension We have received adequate rain this week. Corn is up and silking in some parts of the county. Wheat is being

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North Carolina Sweet Sorghum: Section 18 Crisis Exemption Approved for Sivanto Prime

North Carolina Sweet Sorghum: Section 18 Crisis Exemption Approved for Sivanto Prime

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University 🕔Jun 21, 2017

As in 2016, Sivanto Prime for control of sugarcane aphid on sweet sorghum has been approved for use in North Carolina during 2017. The label describing the specific use requirements can be found here. Please note two changes from last

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North Carolina Field Reports: Scattered Showers Limit Field Work

North Carolina Field Reports: Scattered Showers Limit Field Work

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 19, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 18, 2017. Extension Comments Julia Houck – Ashe-Allgehany County Extension Afternoon thunderstorms have hampered hay cutting. Crops are looking good. Janice Nicholson – Rutherford County Extension Brief showers this week give

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North Carolina Corn: Insecticide Choices for Stink Bugs

North Carolina Corn: Insecticide Choices for Stink Bugs

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University 🕔Jun 14, 2017

Our laboratory recently completed a vial bioassay with brown stink bugs collected from wheat. These are the same stink bugs that move into corn. Our purpose was to see which pyrethroid was most effective in corn for brown stink bug.

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North Carolina Cotton: Check for Plant Bugs at 1st Square

North Carolina Cotton: Check for Plant Bugs at 1st Square

👤By Dominic Reisig, Guy Collins, and Mohammad Amir-Aghaee, North Carolina State University 🕔Jun 13, 2017

Cotton should be scouted for plant bugs from the time it squares until the last harvestable boll is formed. You can visit the cotton scouting guide for detailed information, but below are some quick recommendations for scouting and treatment in

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North Carolina Field Reports: Field Work Advances Amid Scattered Showers

North Carolina Field Reports: Field Work Advances Amid Scattered Showers

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 12, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 11, 2017. Extension Comments Julia Houck – Ashe-Allgehany County Extension Weather has been good for getting the first cutting of hay made. Corn and tobacco are looking good.  Janice Nicholson –

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North Carolina Corn: Manage Stink Bugs Before Tassel

North Carolina Corn: Manage Stink Bugs Before Tassel

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University 🕔Jun 7, 2017

Stink bug pressure on seedling corn has not been heavy this year, even though a lot survived the relatively mild winter. In the seedling stage, the most severe injury results from feeding on the crown, but stalk feeding should only

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North Carolina Field Reports: Drier Week Allows Catch-Up Planting

North Carolina Field Reports: Drier Week Allows Catch-Up Planting

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 5, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 4, 2017. Extension Comments Jerry Moody – Avery County Extension We have plenty of rain, Fraser Fir growth is one week ahead. Some vegetable crops have slowed down due to excess

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North Carolina Cotton: 5 Tips for Later Planting

North Carolina Cotton: 5 Tips for Later Planting

👤By Guy Collins, Keith Edmisten, and Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University 🕔May 26, 2017

We’ve been getting calls from several growers who have some cotton acres left to plant and can’t get back in the field to finish, due to heavy recent rains. The insurance cutoff date for planting is today (May 25, 2017)

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North Carolina Sweet Potatoes: Alert Issued on Emergent Nematode

North Carolina Sweet Potatoes: Alert Issued on Emergent Nematode

👤By Lina Quesada-Ocampo, North Carolina State University 🕔May 24, 2017

This month Dr. Weimin Ye, nematode assay section chief at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) issued an alert warning sweetpotato growers about an emergent nematode that could threaten the crop due to the extensive damage it can

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