North Carolina Wheat: Fall Management of Italian Ryegrass Sep 19, 2014

    🕔Sep 19, 2014
    A single ryegrass plant in a square yard of wheat can reduce yield in that square yard by up to .4 percent. That may not sound like much of a […]

    North Carolina Cotton: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Reaches Piedmont Aug 19, 2014

    🕔Aug 19, 2014
    For those accustomed to the rapid spread of kudzu bug, brown marmorated stink bug seems like a slowpoke.  This is an insect we’ve been talking and warning about for years.  […]

    North Carolina Soybeans: ID’ing Diseases Causing Physiological Scorch Aug 15, 2014

    🕔Aug 15, 2014
    In the Plant Disease and Insect Clinic, we are receiving soybean samples with the symptom of physiological scorch. At this point, most of it is SDS, or Sudden Death Syndrome, […]

    North Carolina Soybeans: Midseason Insect Concerns Jul 31, 2014

    🕔Jul 31, 2014
    Because we won’t be dealing with many kudzu bugs this season, we need to focus our efforts on the other pests that are around. These include the corn earworm/tobacco budworm, […]

    North Carolina Cotton: Stink Bug Management Jul 22, 2014

    🕔Jul 22, 2014
    Stink bugs are tearing through cotton that has bolls. Both plant bugs and especially stink bugs and their damage vary widely across North Carolina, but are generally at much higher […]

    North Carolina: Blackland Farm Managers Tour Aug. 6 in Plymouth Jul 17, 2014

    🕔Jul 17, 2014
    The Blackland Farm Managers Association, the Cooperative Extension Offices in Beaufort, Hyde, Washington, and Tyrrell Counties, and The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services invite you to join […]

    North Carolina: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Can Wreak Havoc Jul 10, 2014

    🕔Jul 10, 2014
    One of the newer pest problems, Brown marmorated stink bugs (Halyomorpha halys; BMSB), have set up camp here in North Carolina and the battle to deal with them is underway. […]

    North Carolina Cotton: Walloped by Thrips May 30, 2014

    🕔May 30, 2014
    Thrips have walloped our cotton over the past two weeks, moving in late compared to “average” years. From conversations with county agents, growers and consultants, it seems that many fields […]

    North Carolina Cotton: Alternatives to Acephate for Thrips May 28, 2014

    🕔May 28, 2014
    I’ve been fielding a lot of calls concerning the effectiveness of acephate for thrips. Remember that our seed treatments run out at 2-3 weeks after planting (probably closer to two), […]

    North Carolina Cotton: Tips for Thrips Management May 16, 2014

    🕔May 16, 2014
    The TSWV and Thrips Risk Forecasting Tool (used primarily for tobacco) notes the tobacco thrips 3rd generation flight is expected to begin May 15 (Kenansville area). Thrips damage cotton seedlings […]


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