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.
Rod M. Rejesus, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist The House of Representatives and the Senate recently passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which allows for raising the federal debt limit and boost MORE »– from Cotton
The prolonged rainy spell that has plagued most of NC for over a week has started to cause seed sprouting in several growers’ fields (see photo below). This is something that unfortunately is MORE »– from Cotton
We observed both a decrease in flea beetle populations and an increase in predators this week at our remaining on farm site. Only two plants had signs of aphids, but neither had large MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
The attached leaflet from the National Cotton Council provides guidelines for growers and ginners with regard to preventing contamination of cotton. This is an important issue that we should consider throughout the harvest MORE »– from Cotton
Several plants at our remaining on-farm site have small populations of aphids this week. While only one plant met the requirements to be considered infested, we saw two plants in the standard field and three plants MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
Keith Edmisten and Guy Collins Growers are starting to ask questions about defoliation. The questions usually include a reference to not wanting to spend to much money due to the low cotton prices. MORE »– from Cotton
This week was busy with the final primings at nearly all of our remaining sites. We will continue reporting our observations at Piedmont 2 until harvesting is complete. Although we didn’t see any worms MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information