North Carolina Wheat: True Armyworms in Northeastern Fields – Time to Scout

🕔May 15, 2019Like 2018, true armyworm has been spotted in northeastern North Carolina wheat over the past two weeks. This infestation does not appear to be as widespread as last year, but […]

North Carolina Cotton: “Isolated” Seed Quality Issues Become Apparent

🕔May 14, 2019Unfortunately, some of what was predicted in the newsletter article that we released on April 4, 2019, has occurred: (Seed Is Expensive…Protect This Investment!!). The points made in that article […]

North Carolina Cotton: Planting Forecast Mostly Upbeat

🕔May 14, 2019Planting conditions remain pretty good. The soil temperature at Rocky Mount was 70.1 at 7 a.m. and had started to increase by 8 a.m. Notice the caution for May 14 […]

North Carolina Field Reports: Rapid Planting, Drier Conditions

🕔May 14, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 12, 2019. County Extension Comments Charles Mitchell – Franklin County Extension Tobacco transplanting is ending for Franklin County. Transplants look good […]

North Carolina Field Reports: Good Week for Field Work

🕔May 7, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 5, 2019. Extension County Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension Storms and rain showers late in the week limited field […]

North Carolina Cotton: Planting Forecast Remains Favorable

🕔May 6, 2019Planting conditions remain good. Note that the predicted cool temperatures for May 7 and 8 noted in the May 4 planting conditions report have moderated. The soil temperature at Rocky […]

North Carolina Field Reports: Corn Planting Passes Halfway Mark

🕔Apr 30, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 28, 2019. County Extension Comments Stephen Bishop – Cleveland SWCD The first hay was cut last week, and a lot more […]

North Carolina Cotton: It Doesn’t Get Much Better Than This – Planting Forecast

🕔Apr 29, 2019Soil temperature at a 3-inch depth was 63.7 degrees at 7 a.m. this morning (April 29). The DD60’s predicted for the 5 days following planting at Rocky Mount are included […]

North Carolina Cotton: Planning for Thrips Infestations in 2019

🕔Apr 26, 2019Tobacco thrips surveys across the northern coastal plain found moderate numbers of tobacco thrips in weeds and wheat (Bertie, Camden, Edgecombe, Nash, Pasquotank, Wilson). As temperatures warm, populations are expected […]

North Carolina Cotton: Good Planting Conditions Ahead

🕔Apr 25, 2019Soil temperature at a 3-inch depth was 64.4 degrees at 8 this morning (April 24). Soil temperature quickly increased to almost 76 degrees by 4:00 p.m. The DD60’s predicted for […]

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