North Carolina Cotton: Should You Spray for Thrips? 4 Questions to Ask

🕔May 25, 20181. What is the growth stage of the cotton? I cannot stress the importance of this point. Cotton is the most susceptible by far before the two-leaf stage and adults […]

North Carolina Corn: Stink Bugs – Is Tank Mixing an Insecticide Worth It?

🕔May 24, 2018Should you tank mix herbicides or nitrogen with insecticide to control stink bugs in corn? To be short and to the point, I couldn’t think of a greater waste of […]

North Carolina Cotton: Re-Planting Decisions, Managing Late Planted Fields

🕔May 23, 2018Most areas of the state have experienced rainfall nearly daily for a week now. In my conversations with growers across the state, it appears that most growers are either done […]

North Carolina Field Reports: Dry Conditions Aid Planting, Stress Crops

🕔May 21, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 20, 2018. Extension County Comments Mark Seitz/Tim Matthews – Pender County Extension Dry weather prevailed this week allowing farmers to finish […]

North Carolina Wheat: Time to Scout for True Armyworms

🕔May 16, 2018True armyworm has been spotted in northeastern North Carolina wheat over the past two weeks. This infestation is widespread, extending at least from southeastern Virginia to northeastern North Carolina. Given […]

North Carolina Fields: Planting – Dry Weather

🕔May 15, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 13, 2018. County Extension Comments Mark Seitz/Tim Matthews – Pender County Extension Dry weather prevailed this week allowing farmers to finish […]

North Carolina Cotton: Weigh Planting Risks Ahead Of Potential Storms

🕔May 14, 2018We won’t post the DD60s with this cotton planting forecast because temperatures from here on out are predicted to be good for cotton planting. That is the good news. There […]

North Carolina Cotton: Warm Temps and Chance of Rain… and Thunderstorms

🕔May 14, 2018We won’t post the DD60s this time as temperatures from here on out are predicted to be good for cotton planting. That is the good news. There are many places […]

North Carolina Cotton: Planting Forecast Remains Excellent

🕔May 9, 2018Cotton planting conditions continue to be fairly good, certainly better than we have seen several of the last few years. Soil temperatures have been good the last few days although […]

North Carolina Field Reports: Good Start to Cotton, Peanut, Soybean Plantings

🕔May 7, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 6, 2018. County Extension Comments Joey Knight – Caswell County Extension It’s been rather wet; therefore, tobacco transplanting just got started […]

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