8/6/2014 4:53:00 PM
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.
8/6/2014 2:04:00 PM
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.
7/28/2014 11:03:00 AM
For those crops that are annually tilled, there may be an obligation to have a certified conservation plan in place along with other restrictions, depending on whether the land is defined by USDA as highly erodible or wetlands.
7/28/2014 10:50:00 AM
Last week, cotton prices suddenly broke down 203 points to close at just over 66 cents. This may signal yet another round of weakness in prices.
7/28/2014 10:44:00 AM
In April 2014, North Carolina peach growers approved a self-assessment that will be used to support research by North Carolina State University specialists and expand marketing efforts for the industry. The assessment received the required two-thirds majority vote from eligible peach growers during the mail-in referendum.