North Carolina Sweet Potatoes: Section 18 Renewal for Mertect to Control Postharvest Black Rot

🕔Mar 19, 2018The specific exemption section 18 label obtained in 2016 for using Mertect (thiabendazole) for control of black rot (caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fimbriata) postharvest on sweetpotatoes in North Carolina, has […]

Herbicide Drift Complaints – North Carolina Regulators Reach Settlements

🕔Mar 15, 2018The N.C. Pesticide Board recently approved the following settlement agreements for individuals in Halifax, Hertford and Lenoir counties. Settlements involved instances of pesticide drift and selling restricted-use pesticides to individuals […]

Tobacco: Transplanting to Begin Soon

🕔Mar 6, 2018There may be a crop or two planted in Florida this week, but most growers there will probably wait till March 20 or later, while Georgians will probably start in earnest […]

Cotton: PhytoGen Wins Extension Yield Trials Across Cotton Belt

🕔Mar 2, 2018When selecting cotton varieties, one question is near the top: Who won last year’s university Extension variety trials? In many states across the Cotton Belt, the answer is PhytoGen cottonseed.   […]

Tobacco: A Good Start in the Greenhouse

🕔Feb 28, 2018Seeding is well under way in eastern North Carolina, says Matthew Vann, N.C. Extension tobacco specialist. And it is getting started in the west.

Tobacco: The Latest Ag Tech and Where to See It

🕔Jan 30, 2018The Southern Farm Show starts Wednesday, January 31, and runs through Friday at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. The Tn-Ky Tobacco Expo will take place February 6, at the […]

Tobacco: How to Get Started on Your 2018 Crop

🕔Jan 25, 2018Steaming trays 30 minutes at 176°F is an excellent alternative to fumigation for sanitizing greenhouse trays, but growers who know greenhouse transplants were a source of TMV or black root rot should dispose […]

North Carolina: Auxin Stewardship Training Schedule and Information

🕔Jan 9, 2018Labels for Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax were recently revised. Those products are now classified as Federal Restricted Use Pesticides. They can only be sold by Licensed Pesticide Dealers and purchased only by licensed/certified (commercial and private) applicators. The labels […]

Idaho ‘Ag-Gag’ Law Dealt Blow – DTN

🕔Jan 8, 2018A provision in Idaho’s so-called “ag-gag” law that forbids recording devices on farms and slaughterhouses without the owner’s consent was struck down on Thursday.   A three-judge panel of the U.S. […]

North Carolina: 2018 Blackland Cotton Meeting, Ponzer, Feb. 1

🕔Jan 5, 2018The 2018 “Blackland Cotton Meeting” will be held in Ponzer at the Community Building on Thursday, February 1, beginning at 8:00 AM and concluding at 10:00 AM. We will have […]

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