North Carolina Soybeans: Management Considerations for Planting Cover Crops Oct 27, 2022

    🕔Oct 27, 2022
    Growers across North Carolina continue to increase cover crop adoption for the wide range of benefits that cover crop use offers crop rotations in this state. Past research has investigated […]

    North Carolina Soybeans: Should You Control Corn Earworm Differently in With Indeterminate, Determinate Growth Habits? Aug 12, 2022

    🕔Aug 12, 2022
    Corn earworm, also known as bollworm and tomato fruitworm, is an important pest that causes economic damage to a wide variety of globally important crops, such as corn, cotton, sorghum, […]

    North Carolina Cotton: Spider Mites Causing Problems Jul 10, 2022

    🕔Jul 10, 2022
    With hot, dry sustained weather across the state, odd issues are showing up. A couple weeks ago, we had a rash of false chinch bug in some parts of the […]

    North Carolina: Earworm Populations Heavy in Corn. What Does That Mean for Cotton, Soybeans? Jun 28, 2022

    🕔Jun 28, 2022
    Corn earworm (aka bollworm, podworm, tomato fruitworm) populations are much higher in corn than usual. Corn is a nursery crop for this pest and high populations in corn generally mean […]

    North Carolina Corn: How to Scout, Manage Stink Bugs Pre-Tassel Jun 4, 2022

    🕔Jun 4, 2022
    With corn shooting up, some fields are not too far away from tasseling. It is critical to scout all corn when the primary ear is growing and to protect it […]

    North Carolina Soybeans: Scout for Kudzu Bug May 31, 2022

    🕔May 31, 2022
    A few reports are trickling in of kudzu bugs in soybeans as they usually do this time of year. One grower reported levels above threshold near a ditch bank in […]

    North Carolina Cotton: How to Nail 2022 Thrips Management Apr 27, 2022

    🕔Apr 27, 2022
    According to Dr. Edmisten, planting conditions are improving. With planters rolling soon, we urge growers to think about thrips management now. The best source of information for thrips activity is […]

    North Carolina: Corn Earworms – Targeting Overwintering Pupae Could Reduce Pest Numbers Apr 22, 2022

    🕔Apr 22, 2022
    Corn earworm (also known as bollworm) is a major pest of corn, cotton, sorghum, and soybean. Monitoring has traditionally focused on the adults using light traps, and counts of worms […]

    North Carolina Corn: Why You Should Plant Non-Bt Refuges Nov 16, 2021

    🕔Nov 16, 2021
    Bt corn has been genetically modified to make insecticidal proteins that protect plants from caterpillars and some root feeding beetles. In our region, growers pay an average of around $35 […]

    North Carolina: Southern Corn Billbug – A New Old Pest in the Blacklands Oct 27, 2021

    🕔Oct 27, 2021
    Southern corn billbug is a historical pest of corn in the southeastern US and, in North Carolina, was a persistent pest throughout the Coastal Plain. Nearly 100 years ago (1917), […]


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