North Carolina Cotton: Complicated Pest Assortment, Tough Decisions,

🕔Jul 17, 2018Well it is definitely mid-season cotton management time here in North Carolina. Lots of questions on a complex of insect pests present in the Coastal Plain. Bollworm flight activity has […]

North Carolina Field Reports: Heat, Drought Stress, Some Heavy Rains

🕔Jul 16, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 15, 2018. County Extension Comments Robert Hawk – Swain County Extension Warm with summer thundershowers with normal rainfall near 1″. Temperatures […]

North Carolina: Bt Breakthroughs Require More Sprays

🕔Jul 16, 2018We are seeing as many, or more breakthroughs in Bt corn this year compared to last. Bollworms that are produced in Bt corn are adapted to survive on Bt cotton. […]

North Carolina: Southwest Piedmont Corn and Soybean Field Day, Shelby, Aug. 18

🕔Jul 13, 2018The annual Southwest Piedmont Corn and Soybean Field Day will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at ASR Grain Company in Shelby, NC (1514 New House Road).  Registration and tradeshow will […]

North Carolina: 24th Annual Northeast Ag Expo, South Elizabeth City, July 26

🕔Jul 12, 2018Attention farmers and agriculture professionals. The 2018 Northeast Ag Expo Summer Field Day will be held on July 26 at NC Spuds, Inc. and Purdue Farms (1268 US Hwy 17 South […]

North Carolina Field Reports: Extreme Temps, Variable Rains

🕔Jul 10, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 8, 2018. County Extension Comments Tim Britton – Johnston County Extension Extreme heat and areas that have not had an inch […]

North Carolina Corn: Should We Worry About Earworms in Bt Crops?

🕔Jul 9, 2018Earworm populations (known as bollworm in cotton) were relatively low in our system from 2011 to 2016. Arguably, at least a small part of this has to be due to […]

North Carolina Field Reports: Scattered Showers, High Heat

🕔Jul 3, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 1, 2018. County Extension Comments Tim Britton – Johnston County Extension Extreme heat and areas that have not had an inch […]

North Carolina Cotton: Transform Granted Emergency Permit For Tarnished Plant Bugs

🕔Jul 3, 2018EPA has granted a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for Transform WG insecticide to North Carolina for control of tarnished plant bugs (TPB) in cotton. While TPB has historically been most […]

North Carolina Cotton: Managing Plant Bugs in Blooming Fields

🕔Jun 29, 2018When cotton blooms, it’s time to switch sampling and thresholds for plant bugs. This previous article covered management of plant bugs pre-bloom. There is no magic switch point, but once […]

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