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North Carolina Field Reports: Corn Harvest Moves Ahead, Early Soybean Harvest Begins

North Carolina Field Reports: Corn Harvest Moves Ahead, Early Soybean Harvest Begins

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 17, 2017. Extension Comments Dwayne Tate – Agronomist Region 12 Hurricane Irma dumped 3-5 inches of rain across region. Total crop damage from flooding and wind yet to be fully assessed.

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AgFax Southeast Cotton: How Much Crop Did Irma Chew Up?

AgFax Southeast Cotton: How Much Crop Did Irma Chew Up?

🕔Sep 15, 2017

Effects from Hurricane Irma varied. Georgia appears to have taken the biggest hit in terms of lint blown out of bolls. Plenty of cotton was twisted up and/or pushed over by winds, which will complicate defoliation and picking.

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Tobacco: Will the Burley Crop Make It Into the Barn Before Frost?

Tobacco: Will the Burley Crop Make It Into the Barn Before Frost?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Sep 14, 2017

An early frost in Kentucky could find much of the burley crop unharvested, says. grower-warehouseman Jerry Rankin of Danville, Ky. He has looked around at the progress of harvest and added up the number of workers available to finish the job–and

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Post-Hurricane: Don’t Let Flooded Crops Enter the Food Chain, says EPA – DTN

Post-Hurricane: Don’t Let Flooded Crops Enter the Food Chain, says EPA – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Sep 11, 2017

As farmers in Florida, Georgia and other Southeastern states brace for Hurricane Irma, farmers in Texas are dealing with the post-Hurricane Harvey impacts of flooded crops. Among the issues facing farmers is how to treat crops that were in flooded

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AgFax Southeast Cotton: Hurricane Irma Puts Early Defoliation On Hold

🕔Sep 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma is pushing back the urge to defoliate any cotton that’s ready in the lower Southeast. The consensus is that Irma will affect Florida, portions of Georgia, the Carolinas and maybe parts of Alabama.  Whitefly remain a factor in Georgia, Alabama

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North Carolina Cotton: Not Too Early to Prepare for Defoliation, Harvest

North Carolina Cotton: Not Too Early to Prepare for Defoliation, Harvest

👤By Keith Edmisten and Guy Collins, North Carolina State University Extension Cotton Specialists 🕔Sep 6, 2017

It’s still early in the game, but its not too early to be thinking and planning defoliation and harvest strategies for this fall. The 2017 crop appears to be more variable than this time last year, however we still have

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North Carolina Field Reports: Rains Bring Welcome Moisture, Slow Field Work

North Carolina Field Reports: Rains Bring Welcome Moisture, Slow Field Work

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 5, 2017

Crop Progress and Conditions for the Week Ending September 3, 2017. Extension Comments Robert Hawk – Swain County Extension Rainfall was widespread of about 1″ average across Jackson and Swain. Temperatures were slightly below normal. Corn is mature and beyond

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Tobacco: How to Head Off Hurricane Damage

Tobacco: How to Head Off Hurricane Damage

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Sep 4, 2017

Now is the time to think about–and take action to avoid–possible losses in the field and curing barns as a result of the hurricanes and/or storms that are on the way.

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North Carolina Soybeans: How Late Should You Treat Insects?

North Carolina Soybeans: How Late Should You Treat Insects?

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University Entomology and Plant Pathologist 🕔Sep 1, 2017

Most of our field crops are transitioning into insect safe stages, except for soybeans. At this point in the season we are primarily worried about protecting double cropped beans. However, as the late great Yogi Berra quipped, “it ain’t over

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Cotton – Southeast – Whitefly Fight Continues – AgFax

Cotton – Southeast – Whitefly Fight Continues – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Sep 1, 2017

Issues with silverleaf whitefly continue in Georgia, southeast Alabama and parts of Florida — especially in later cotton.

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