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.
Because we won’t be dealing with many kudzu bugs this season (see this article), we need to focus our efforts on the other pests that are around. These include the corn earworm/tobacco budworm, MORE »– from Soybeans
We have rapidly become accustomed to dealing with kudzu bugs in our soybeans throughout the season. So the question is, where are they now? I have been slow to join the bandwagon, but MORE »– from Soybeans
I have received lots of reports of worms in early season soybeans. Sampling numerous fields this week, I can vouch for the fact that corn earworm or tobacco budworm is present, but in MORE »– from Soybeans
Understanding soil is a basic skill needed by anyone interested in agriculture, environmental science, gardening, natural resource management, and water quality. Traditionally, to gain that skill, a person has had to pay college MORE »– from Soils
There are no major insect pests of soybean seedlings, but occasionally we do run into problems. Some folks use an insecticidal seed treatment in soybeans. While these products are effective to kill insects, MORE »– from Soybeans
As I predicted in a blog last month, I received reports our first kudzu bug migrants into full-season soybeans this week. We can expect more migration, as nymphs continue development on kudzu and MORE »– from Soybeans
Spring April has had some crazy weather, and it is the time when people go outdoors to plant their summer gardens. With the weather and spring, the Cooperative Extension office has received numerous MORE »