North Carolina Cotton: Thrips Management Starts Before Planting Apr 28, 2020

🕔Apr 28, 2020
According to Dr. Edmisten and Collins, planting conditions might improve for safe planting around May 3. With planters rolling soon, we urge growers to think about thrips management now. The […]

North Carolina Cotton: Don’t Rush to Plant Just Yet Apr 27, 2020

🕔Apr 27, 2020
Soil temperature at a 3-inch depth was 58.2 degrees at 7 a.m. this morning (April 27). We find it alarming that the highest early morning soil temperature in the last […]

North Carolina Cotton, Soybeans: Benefits of a Cereal Rye Cover Crop – Video Apr 22, 2020

🕔Apr 22, 2020
Cover crops are used by cotton and soybean farmers in North Carolina for a multitude of reasons. On-farm research was conducted in 2019 to investigate the benefits of cereal rye […]

North Carolina Soybeans: Optimizing Planting Date, Maturity Group – Video Apr 16, 2020

🕔Apr 16, 2020
A recap video of relevant research information from the 2020 County Extension meetings. 

North Carolina Soybeans: Planting Into a Cereal Rye Cover Crop – Video Apr 16, 2020

🕔Apr 16, 2020
Want to know more about the benefits cereal rye can have on your soybean crop? Learn the advantages of the rye-soybean rotation from NC State’s Soybean Extension Specialist, Dr. Rachel […]

North Carolina Sweet Potatoes: Section 18 Approved for Mertect for Postharvest Black Rot Control Apr 14, 2020

🕔Apr 14, 2020
The environmental protection agency (EPA) has renewed the specific exemption section 18 emergency label, originally obtained in 2016, for the use of Mertect (thiabendazole) postharvest to control black rot (caused […]

North Carolina Soybeans: Pre-Plant Fertility Tips – Video Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
Learn two pre-plant soil fertility tips for 2020 from Dr. Luke Gatiboni, North Carolina State University’s new Extension Specialist in Soil Fertility in this new video: 

North Carolina Cotton: Time To Start Checking Seed Quality Data Base Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
Despite all of the distractions associated with COVID-19 lately, our NCDA&CS seed inspectors and seed lab have been hard at work on the new NCDA&CS Pilot Program for Cotton Seed. […]

North Carolina Soybeans: Time To Think About Marestail Mar 30, 2020

🕔Mar 30, 2020
As you are well aware, most marestail is now resistant to glyphosate! So don’t spray glyphosate alone and expect good control. Also, don’t allow marestail to get too large and […]

North Carolina Soybeans: Seed Quality Considerations Mar 26, 2020

🕔Mar 26, 2020
A uniform healthy stand of soybean plants is essential to maximize your yield potential. This all starts with genetically pure seeds that have been produced under a strict quality control […]

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