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Field Crops

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Harlequin Bugs and Bull Nettle

This week has generated several good questions from farmers and gardeners. I am sharing two selected questions I think …

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Protecting Pollinators

Pollination is essential for the production of many crops. In fact, it is estimated that one-third of our diets …

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Dallisgrass

Summer is when dallisgrass shows itself along roadsides, pastures, hay fields and lawns. It puts up a distinctive seed …

Yellow Wheat Problems?

There are some fields of yellow wheat in Caldwell. The fields I have looked are yellow because of a …

kudzu bug

Kudzu Bugs

This week’s warm temperatures have generated lots of kudzu bug calls. The bugs have been with us all winter, but …

nodules on crowder pea root.

Covercrops

I have had several gardeners ask me about cover crops. Cover crops are essentially plants that are grown in …

Recent Publications related to Field Crops

Cotton

How to manage pesticides to control insects, diseases, weeds, and other crop pests for cotton …

A Recipe for Seed - Drill Edition

Calibrating a seed drill before planting is an important task that can help to maximize …

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Production and Utilization of Stockpiled Tall Fescue: Understanding the Basic Concepts

This publication discusses the basic concepts of stockpiling as a forage management practice, including the …

1/31/18

Damping-off in Flower and Vegetable Seedlings

This factsheet offers information on damping off in flower and vegetable seedlings, a result of …

Black Shank of Tobacco

Black shank is an economically important disease of tobacco that threatens production in North Carolina. …

The Use of Management Practices to Reduce Mycotoxin Contamination in Corn

This publication examines the timing and application rate of two biocontrol products based on nonaflatoxigenic …

1/17/18

Sweet Corn Production

Field corn was grown in North America before 200 BC. Field corn is produced primarily …