Weed Resistance: Herbicides – A Temporary Solution to a Permanent Problem

🕔Jun 27, 2018For farmers, protecting fields from pests and plagues is a constant battle fought on multiple fronts. Many insects have a taste for the same plants humans do, and pathogenic microbes […]

Weed, Insect Resistance – What Happens if We Run Out of Tools?

🕔May 18, 2018To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resistance to herbicides and pesticides, policymakers should provide resources for large-scale, landscape-level studies of a number of promising but […]

Natalie Hummel Named Director of North Carolina Ag Research Services

🕔May 7, 2018An accomplished leader for a multinational agricultural biosciences company has been named director of NC State University’s field laboratories and research stations. Natalie A. Hummel will join the North Carolina […]

Soybeans: Solid IPM Plan Needed to Fight Soybean Looper and Corn Earworm

🕔Jun 28, 2017Southern soybean farmers are preparing for another season of insect infestations. Corn earworm and soybean looper have the potential to take the biggest bite out of yields this season. Effective […]

Cotton: Genetically Reshaping the Leaf Could Produce Higher Yields, Less Cost

🕔Dec 21, 2016Researchers know that the variation in leaf shapes can mean big differences in a farmer’s bottom line. Now, a new discovery gives plant breeders key genetic information they need to […]

North Carolina Sweet Sorghum: Sivanto Gains S’Cane Aphid Exemption

🕔Jul 19, 2016Many thanks to Commissioner Troxler for approving the use of Sivanto Prime for control of sugarcane aphid on sweet sorghum.  The label describing the specific use requirements can be found […]

Herbicides: When Not to Spray Weeds,Time of Day Matters – AgFax Weed Solutions

🕔Jun 20, 2015The time of day when you spray Palmer amaranth greatly influences the efficacy of the herbicide treatment. That’s the finding from a concentrated, multi-state research study. Researchers from the University […]

Corn: Website Helps Identify, Respond to Ear Rots

🕔Apr 20, 2015A website developed by plant pathologists from Purdue University and a nationwide partnership of research institutions could help farmers better understand and respond to the threat of mycotoxins and ear […]

North Carolina Cotton: Compare Varieties with New Online Database

🕔Apr 8, 2015Thanks to a partnership with Cotton Incorporated, there is a new online resource available for NC cotton producers to evaluate variety performance. Through this partnership with SeedMatrix.com, this resource is […]

North Carolina Corn: Scout for Early Season Insect Injury

🕔Mar 26, 2015Scouting seedling corn on a weekly basis from emergence until plants are about 12 inches tall provides information on insect abundance, stand loss, and plant population. Equipment used for sampling […]

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