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: 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 Corn: Why You Should Plant Non-Bt Refuges Nov 16, 2021

🕔Nov 16, 2021
Bt corn has been genetically modified to make insecticidal proteins that protect plants from caterpillars and some root feeding beetles. In our region, growers pay an average of around $35 […]

North Carolina: Southern Corn Billbug – A New Old Pest in the Blacklands Oct 27, 2021

🕔Oct 27, 2021
Southern corn billbug is a historical pest of corn in the southeastern US and, in North Carolina, was a persistent pest throughout the Coastal Plain. Nearly 100 years ago (1917), […]

North Carolina: Virtual Crop Protection School, Dec. 1 Oct 7, 2021

🕔Oct 7, 2021
The 73rd Annual Crop Protection School will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2021, online via Zoom. RSVP is required, as the passcode and link will be given upon confirmation of […]

North Carolina: Check Small Soybeans for Fall Armyworm Aug 19, 2021

🕔Aug 19, 2021
Fall armyworm is a sporadic outbreak pest that doesn’t overwinter in North Carolina. Populations migrate here as early as May, but really crank up as the summer progresses. We often […]

North Carolina Cotton: Additional Threshold for Bollworm Added Jul 29, 2021

🕔Jul 29, 2021
NC State Extension has two thresholds for bollworm, depending on the type of cotton planted: Bollgard II, TwinLink, WideStrike: 25 total eggs on 100 leaves or fruiting structures (search throughout […]

North Carolina Corn: Managing Stink Bugs Jun 15, 2021

🕔Jun 15, 2021
Stink bug numbers have been relatively low in corn across the state, but that may change during the remainder of June. Stink bugs tend to colonize corn slowly, with numbers […]

North Carolina Cotton: How to Nail 2021 Thrips Management Apr 28, 2021

🕔Apr 28, 2021
According to Dr. Edmisten and Collins, planting conditions are improving. With planters rolling soon, we urge growers to think about thrips management now. The best source of information for thrips […]

North Carolina: Introducing New Diagnostic Key Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
The NC State specialists with soybean responsibilities are pleased to launch the Soybean Diagnostic Key. This key is a database-driven identification tool, accompanied by instructions for use. Many disorders can […]

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