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. […]

Tobacco: The Smallest U.S. Burley Crop in History?

🕔Nov 26, 2018The burley crop just coming on the market has been projected at 90 million pounds, says Daniel Green, chief operating officer, Burley Stabilization Corporation. The numbers may end up a little higher […]

Tobacco: Flue-Cured Market Coming to an End

🕔Nov 7, 2018Auction warehouses are operating this week and next week, maybe longer if there is a demand. Sales volumes are not available yet, but Hurricane Florence definitely lead to a reduction. But […]

North Carolina Field Reports: Wet Conditions Continue to Slow Harvest

🕔Nov 6, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 4, 2018. County Extension Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension Weather conditions were pretty normal for the week with highs […]

Virginia Field Reports: Good Harvest Ahead of Weekend Rains

🕔Oct 30, 2018Crop Progress and Conditions for the Week Ending October 28, 2018. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

Tobacco: Late Season Rains – How Bad Was the Damage?

🕔Oct 23, 2018With two record-setting hurricanes wreaking havoc on eastern North Carolina flue-cured and exceptional rains in Kentucky in September, it was a discouraging ending indeed for much of the Tobacco Belt.

North Carolina Field Reports: Flooding, Some Harvest Underway

🕔Oct 16, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 14, 2018. County Extension Comments Joey Knight – Caswell County Extension With Hurricane Michael dropping approximately 10-11 inches of rain here […]

North Carolina Sweet Potatoes: Impacts of Guava Root Knot Nematode Quarantine

🕔Oct 12, 2018Meloidogyne enterolobii Internal Quarantine from NCDA On Friday, October 5, 2018, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released a press statement outlining a quarantine for the guava root […]

Tennessee Field Reports: Farmers Return to Fields

🕔Oct 9, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 7, 2018. County Extension Comments Jeff Via, Fayette County The farmers in Fayette County had a good week of harvest for […]

North Carolina Field Reports: Salvaging Fields from Florence

🕔Oct 9, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 7, 2018. Extension County Comments Mike Carroll – Carteret County Extension Attempting to salvage corn with poor to fair results. Evaluation […]

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