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Survey shows continued honey bee colony loss in Virginia
Over last winter (between October 2013 and April 2014), 32.8 percent of managed honey bee colonies in Virginia died, according to the 8th annual national survey of honey bee colony losses conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership.
Deadline for NCGA National Corn Yield Contest Aug. 1
The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers that the Aug. 1 deadline for NCGA’s National Corn Yield Contest is fast approaching. Corn growers can register quickly and easily today using the online entry.
Do you have your AD-1026 certification form on hand?
For farmers to be eligible for premium support on their federal crop insurance, a completed and signed AD-1026 form must be on file with the FSA.
Back-to-back field days set for Upper Coastal Plain Research Station
Two back-to-back field days are set for Thursday, Aug. 14 at the Upper Coastal Plain Research Station near Rocky Mount, N.C. The first is a sorghum field day that begins at 8:30 and concludes at 11:30 while the second is a corn aflatoxin control field day that starts at 1:00 p.m. and wraps up by mid-afternoon The field days include a joint luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
Georgia cotton pest decision aid app available
The GA Cotton Insect Advisor is an expert-based system for determining Extension prescribed insecticide treatments for management of cotton insect pests in Georgia.
Plant bugs found and treated farther into North Carolina's Coastal Plain
North Carolina State University Extension entomologist Dr. Dominic Reisig reports that plant bugs are still being found and treated, even farther into the Coastal Plain than usual.
Learn the ABCs of MRLs with new online course
The pesticide registration process – FIFRA – establishes acceptable pesticide residue levels for products approved in the U.S. Meanwhile, foreign governments are increasing oversight and testing of imported food for pesticide residues.
North Carolina flue-cured tobacco farmers approve first-ever assessment
North Carolina growers of flue-cured tobacco have approved an assessment that will support the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina’s efforts to promote the interests of its farmers.
Virginia Ag Expo set for Aug. 7 at Bleak House Farm
The annual Virginia Ag Expo, the largest agricultural field day in Old Dominion, is set for Thursday, Aug. 7 at Bleak House Farm in Lottsburg.
Farm Bureau says latest USDA crop report presents mixed bag
The American Farm Bureau Federation says Friday’s crop report from USDA presents a mixed bag of projections on top crops grown by the nation’s farmers.
Worms reported in early season North Carolina soybeans
There are reports of worms in early season soybeans in North Carolina, but at this point density levels aren’t a concern, according to North Carolina Extension entomologist Dr. Dominic Reisig. However, there are spots where corn earworm and tobacco budworm are present. Identification of the species is the first step if worms are present in your soybeans.
North Carolina releases official notice on ag sales tax exemption
The North Carolina Department of Revenue has released its official notice and application forms relating to the recent revisions to North Carolina’s agriculture sales tax exemptions that took effect July 1
Day of Action on immigration reform
On Wednesday, a coalition of leading business groups, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers launched a Day of Action for immigration reform.
Virginians asked to follow pesticide labels to reduce honeybee loss
Virginia, as well as much of the rest of the United States, is experiencing dramatic losses in honey bees and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is urging professional applicators to follow the label on all pesticide products.
Pilot program: South American fresh fruit to go through Georgia port
The Port of Savannah will begin handling fruit from South America Sept. 1 that has undergone cold treatment, a process that prevents the transmission of agricultural pests.
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