Field crops — tobacco, soybeans, corn, cotton, peanuts, sweet potatoes, forages and small grains — pervade North Carolina’s rural landscape. North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps growers maintain profitability by providing the latest research-based information and recommendations on the best varieties and production practices for the state’s conditions. Extension also helps growers comply with changing regulations, investigate new higher-value opportunities, develop solid business plans and explore marketing options.
Introduction Phosphorus (P) is an essential nutrient for the production of flue-cured tobacco in North Carolina. A healthy crop of flue-cured tobacco will require 12-15 pounds per acre of the nutrient (1,2); MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
Answer: Another year, another survey, and the findings remain less than encouraging. It seems counter-intuitive that we don’t have a clear picture about our managed honey bee population like other livestock. The USDA MORE »– from Entomology
Introduction The seed of noxious weed species has recently been discovered in cured tobacco leaves destined for export from the United States. The tobacco industry was contacted in early 2013 and notification MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
Introduction Potassium (K) is an essential plant nutrient for the production of high-yielding, high-quality flue-cured tobacco with a healthy crop requiring about 90 pounds per acre for optimum growth (1-3). The tobacco MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
The Stink Bug Decision Aid App is now available for phones using the iOS platform free of charge thanks to funding provided by Cotton Inc. You can download here, or search the Apple App MORE »– from Cotton
Recent research from North Carolina has suggested that there are times where tank mixing an insecticide with your nitrogen can be cheaper than using scouting and thresholds for cereal leaf beetle. The biggest MORE »– from Entomology