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.
With February 1st behind us, many producers are now looking for a few good days of sunshine to seed tobacco greenhouses. The first step to producing quality transplants is ensuring that water quality MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
Press Release: WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) has begun conducting the 2015 Certified Organic Survey to gather up-to-date data on certified organic crops MORE »– from Organic Grains
Identifying regionally adapted winter pea varieties for use as grain, forage, and cover crops Rachel Atwell, Graduate Student, Crop Science Chris Reberg-Horton, Associate Professor, Crop Science Miguel Castillo, Assistant Professor, Crop Science Steven MORE »– from Organic Grains
This excerpt is from an article written by John Hart Southeast Farm Press published online on February 1, 2016. Christina Cowger urges North Carolina wheat producers to be prepared for fusarium head blight or scab this year MORE »– from Integrated Pest Management
As we approach the 2016 growing season, tobacco variety selection should be the number one thing on a growers mind. Below are the 2015 flue-cured tobacco OVT results. Results will also be featured MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
It’s hard to believe that another tobacco season is right around the corner. Many growers in the southeastern region of our state will begin seeding greenhouses sometime in early February, so now is MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
Fiber Quality results for the NC On-Farm Cotton Variety Evaluation Program are in!! In addition to yield, fiber quality is an important component to the value and marketability of cotton in our state, MORE »– from Cotton