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.
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 »
I have been monitoring a kudzu patch in Edgecombe Co. since late April this year. As expected, adults from overwintering flocked to kudzu to feed, mate and lay eggs. These adults were produced MORE »– from Soybeans