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Tomato Grafting Workshop

The Caldwell County Extension Service is hosting a tomato grafting workshop on Friday, December 6 from 12:30 to 4:30 …

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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 …

Moles

This week Carl Kirk asked me to share some information about moles. I know others, like Carl, are having …

Field Crops in Caldwell County

Traditional field crops — tobacco, soybeans, corn, forages and small grains — are raised in Caldwell County. Extension helps …

Recent Publications related to Field Crops

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Evaluating Damage from Deer Feeding On North Carolina Cotton

This publication discusses the yield losses, delayed maturity, and management associated with damaged caused by …

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Resources

This chapter of the North Carolina Organic Grain Production Guide offers a list of resources …

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Potential for High Nitrate Levels in Drought-Stressed Corn Silage

This publication discusses elevated nitrate levels in drought-stressed corn silage, which can result in harm …

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Load-Area Method Spreader System

This publication explains the load-area method, one of the two methods in which semi-solid animal …

Weight-Area Method Spreader System

This publication explains the weight-area method, one of the two methods in which solid or …

A Guide to Price-Risk Management in Grain Marketing for North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia

This guide summarizes marketing options for grain and soybean growers and explains how to use …

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Image courtesy of Dr. Weimin Ye and NC Soybean Producers Board

Soybean Cyst Nematode

Soybean cyst nematode limits yields in every major soybean production region worldwide. This disease note …