North Carolina: 14 Counties Designated Natural Disasters to Drought Jun 25, 2022

🕔Jun 25, 2022
This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. […]

North Carolina Cotton: Squaring Fields Need Water Jun 18, 2022

🕔Jun 18, 2022
Several folks got some rain yesterday and last night, although rains were spotty and some areas continue to be severely dry. This is clearly evident by observing the corn crop […]

North Carolina Corn: How to Scout, Manage Stink Bugs Pre-Tassel Jun 4, 2022

🕔Jun 4, 2022
With corn shooting up, some fields are not too far away from tasseling. It is critical to scout all corn when the primary ear is growing and to protect it […]

North Carolina: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Jun 3, 2022

🕔Jun 3, 2022
This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. […]

North Carolina Soybeans: Scout for Kudzu Bug May 31, 2022

🕔May 31, 2022
A few reports are trickling in of kudzu bugs in soybeans as they usually do this time of year. One grower reported levels above threshold near a ditch bank in […]

North Carolina Cotton: How to Nail 2022 Thrips Management Apr 27, 2022

🕔Apr 27, 2022
According to Dr. Edmisten, planting conditions are improving. With planters rolling soon, we urge growers to think about thrips management now. The best source of information for thrips activity is […]

North Carolina Cotton: This Weekend Looks Good for Planting Apr 26, 2022

🕔Apr 26, 2022
Soil temperature at Rocky Mount was 65 degrees at 8 this morning, but we still have a few more days of cool weather in front of us before things start […]

North Carolina: Corn Earworms – Targeting Overwintering Pupae Could Reduce Pest Numbers Apr 22, 2022

🕔Apr 22, 2022
Corn earworm (also known as bollworm) is a major pest of corn, cotton, sorghum, and soybean. Monitoring has traditionally focused on the adults using light traps, and counts of worms […]

North Carolina Soybeans: What Is the Best Maturity Group to Plant Behind Wheat? Apr 7, 2022

🕔Apr 7, 2022
In recent years, 15-35% of North Carolina soybean acres are planted behind a small grain. This typically results in soybean planting dates from the second week of June through early […]

North Carolina Cotton: Ensure Your Seed Is Tested Well Before Planting Mar 5, 2022

🕔Mar 5, 2022
This article may be considered lengthy by some folks, but it will only cost you a little time. However, the costs of not reading it, and/or not putting it into […]

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