North Carolina: Cinara Aphid – Early Christmas Visitors Nov 27, 2020

🕔Nov 27, 2020
Apparently COVID isn’t stopping some insects from traveling and visiting us for the holidays. We’re starting to receive pictures from people finding small dark-colored “bugs” in their homes. At this […]

Smithfield Settles North Carolina Hog Nuisance Case – DTN Nov 23, 2020

🕔Nov 23, 2020
Smithfield Foods Inc. settled with a group of North Carolina plaintiffs who won in court on a nuisance lawsuit against hog farms, after a federal appeals court on Thursday upheld […]

Wheat Marketing and Weed Control – Webinar Recording Nov 20, 2020

🕔Nov 20, 2020
Looking for updates on weed control and grain marketing? The recording of Part 2 of our “Wheat Production Series” is available on YouTube. Topics: Dr. Wesley Everman, Extension Weed Specialist, […]

North Carolina Cotton: Frost Potential and Defoliation Considerations Oct 30, 2020

🕔Oct 30, 2020
For three weeks in a row, the weatherman has ‘kicked the can down the road’, with long-term forecasts predicting that the week after the current one would bring a cool […]

North Carolina Pecans: Growers High On 2020’s Potential Oct 22, 2020

🕔Oct 22, 2020
After several years of weather-related setbacks, North Carolina pecan growers are reporting a strong crop. That is welcome news for farmers such as Tim Haithcock, who has been growing pecans […]

North Carolina: Soybean Rust Confirmed in Hyde County Oct 19, 2020

🕔Oct 19, 2020
Soybean rust was found and confirmed on soybeans in Hyde County, NC. Soybean rust has the potential to cause significant yield loss when conditions are conducive for disease (12 hours […]

North Carolina: 2020 Crop Protection School Will Be Online, Dec. 2 Oct 16, 2020

🕔Oct 16, 2020
The 72nd Annual Crop Protection School will be held Wednesday, December 2, 2020, online via Zoom. RSVP is required, as the passcode and link will be given upon confirmation of […]

North Carolina Cotton: Updated Forecast Shows Warmer Temps Next Week Oct 16, 2020

🕔Oct 16, 2020
The weatherman’s predictions for this week and this coming weekend was fairly accurate, however, he’s had a major change of heart about the weather next week. In our last update […]

North Carolina Cotton: Likely the Last Week for Accumulating Heat Units Oct 13, 2020

🕔Oct 13, 2020
Hopefully, this will be the last update on weather and heat unit forecasts for this year. In an effort to keep this article brief, see our previous newsletters on this […]

North Carolina Cotton: Defoliation Timing and Chasing This Top Crop – UPDATE Oct 5, 2020

🕔Oct 5, 2020
This is an update to the newsletter article we released last Wednesday, September 30th, which now includes heat unit accumulation since that date and a new forecast through October 19th. […]

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