North Carolina Hemp: 4 Diseases Causing Die Back Symptoms

🕔Sep 16, 2019Over the last month, dieback symptoms have been widely observed in hemp stands. These symptoms are characterized by wilting and necrosis of branch tips. These symptoms could be caused by […]

North Carolina Hemp: Exserohilum Leaf Spot Causing Problems

🕔Aug 16, 2019Hemp Leaf Spot Problems North Carolina industrial hemp producers are combatting a leaf spot issue that is caused by Exserohilum rostratum. This disease was first identified during the industrial hemp […]

North Carolina Wheat: Medium-High Risk of Head Scab

🕔Apr 22, 2019Wheat and barley that is flowering today is a medium to high scab risk in widespread, but scattered, regions of the central Tidewater zone. Late-planted fields may not yet be […]

North Carolina Wheat: Fusarium Head Blight Risk Currently Low

🕔Apr 12, 2019Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), also known as scab, is caused by several Fusarium spp., particularly F. graminearum in the U.S. The fungus overwinters in soil or in crop stubble from previous crops (ie corn, […]

NC Soybeans: 6-Year Foliar Study Digs Deep into Commercial Products

🕔Apr 5, 2019North Carolina soybean producers are presented with a wide diversity of foliar products that could impact soybean yield. Profit margins are currently narrow for soybeans and much thought should go […]

Carolinas Tobacco, Sweet Potatoes: Aggressive Nematodes – New Research

🕔Dec 5, 2018The Carolinas’ wet 2018 growing season presented tobacco and sweet potato growers with many challenges. Among those was achieving control of a relatively new species of root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne enterolobii. […]

North Carolina: Soybean Rust Detected in South Carolina, Consider Spraying Late Fields

🕔Oct 4, 2018Many of the soybeans in North Carolina are past the critical growth stages for impact by soybean rust, but there may be a few late-planted, later maturing fields that could […]

North Carolina Soybeans: 10 Considerations Following Hurricane Florence

🕔Sep 20, 2018Hurricane Florence has caused catastrophic damage across parts of North Carolina primarily from flooding but also from wind damage. The impacts of this damage on the soybean crop will vary […]

North Carolina Cotton: Areolate Mildew Confirmed in Halifax County

🕔Aug 30, 2018Areolate mildew (Ramularia areola syn. Ramularia gossypii) has been confirmed on samples collected from Halifax County, North Carolina. This is likely not the only field given recent wet weather conditions. Symptoms […]

North Carolina Cotton: Areolate Mildew May Be Present, What to Look For

🕔Aug 27, 2018Recently, cotton producers have been concerned with areolate mildew (Ramularia areola syn. Ramularia gossypii) in North Carolina cotton. This disease is not common to North Carolina, but recent wet weather […]

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