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Plant bugs a challenge for North Carolina farmers this year

Plant bugs are proving to be more of a challenge in North Carolina this year with infestations being found and treated farther into the Coastal Plains than usual, but North Carolina State University Extension Entomologist Dominic Reisig stresses that the situation can be easily managed with proper scouting.

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Weather increases Southern corn rust infestations in North Carolina

A combination of wet weather in early July and cooler than normal temperatures in the middle of the month has worked to increase the level of Southern corn rust in North Carolina.

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Survey shows continued honey bee colony loss in Virginia

Over last winter (between October 2013 and April 2014), 32.8 percent of managed honey bee colonies in Virginia died, according to the 8th annual national survey of honey bee colony losses conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership.

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Danny Murphy is the 2014 Mississippi Farmer of the Year

Danny Murphy has been selected as the Mississippi state winner of the 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award.

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New ‘Focus on Cotton’ webinar looks at Southeast irrigation, foliar diseases

This month, the ‘Focus on Cotton’ webcast resource, developed by Cotton Incorporated and the Plant Management Network, offers useful information on cotton protection and irrigation management for the Southeast.

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Deadline for NCGA National Corn Yield Contest Aug. 1

The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers that the Aug. 1 deadline for NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest is fast approaching. Corn growers can register quickly and easily today using the online entry.

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(Gallery) Take a look at south Georgia corn harvest – from 1945

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Do you have your AD-1026 certification form on hand?

For farmers to be eligible for premium support on their federal crop insurance, a completed and signed AD-1026 form must be on file with the FSA.

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Precision ag vital for increasing yields, meeting growing food demand

Precision agriculture tools such as Real Time Kinematic (RTK) satellite navigation will go a long way in helping farmers remain competitive, improve efficiency and increase yields as they work to feed a growing world population.

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Leaf sampling: Best tool for pecan tree’s real fertility needs

Using soil and leaf samples together allows pecan growers to match their fertilizer applications with the actual needs of the pecan tree rather than just shooting in the dark.

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Ray Allan Mackey is the 2014 Kentucky Farmer of the Year

Ray Allan Mackey has been selected as the Kentucky winner of the 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award.

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Back-to-back field days set for Upper Coastal Plain Research Station

Two back-to-back field days are set for Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Upper Coastal Plain Research Station near Rocky Mount, N.C. The first is a sorghum field day that begins at 8:30 and concludes at 11:30 while the second is a corn aflatoxin control field day that starts at 1:00 p.m. and wraps up by mid-afternoon The field days include a joint luncheon at 11:30 a.m.

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What to do as fall armyworms move into Deep South hayfields

If you have not scouted your fertilized Bermudagrass fields lately, it would be a good idea to make that a regular routine for the remainder of the season in the South.

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(Gallery) Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day offers sneak peek of big show

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Georgia cotton pest decision aid app available

The GA Cotton Insect Advisor is an expert-based system for determining Extension prescribed insecticide treatments for management of cotton insect pests in Georgia.

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Andy Gill is the 2014 Arkansas Farmer of the Year

Andy Gill of McGehee, Ark., farms productive flat bottomlands in the Arkansas Delta, close to where the Arkansas River flows into the Mississippi River.

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Beet armyworms feeding on pigweed, threaten move to Georgia cotton

When pigweed is defoliated by BAW or killed by herbicide, plowing or pulling, large BAW larvae may move to cotton and potentially cause injury.

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(Grower alert) Options given for popular peanut fungicide

Multiple sources are reporting that there will be a shortage of the fungicide chlorothalonil, which is widely used in peanut and vegetable crops,

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(Alert) Lesser cornstalk borers hit Georgia peanuts

Lesser cornstalk borer is probably the most serious pest of peanut in Georgia, and we are seeing quite a bit of LCB activity.

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Hot cattle market brings tough decisions

Should you sell calves at weaning? What is the most economical alternative for replacement females?

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