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.
As many part of North Carolina near transplant, now is the time when growers are also thinking about Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus (TSWV) management. TSWV is vectored by several species of thrips, and MORE »– from Entomology
As many are probably aware, we are getting reports from multiple sources that the availability of potassium sulfate (sulfate of potash, 0-0-50) for the upcoming growing MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
From Dr. Alan York, Crop Science Last week, North Carolina and three other states (GA, SC, TN) were granted a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for use of Brake F2 herbicide on cotton. A MORE »– from Cotton
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