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Ag groups sign on to new U.S. crop supply chain program
The Field to Market, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture unveiled an agricultural supply chain program, saying it will become a platform for measuring, promoting and reporting on continuous sustainability improvements for U.S. crops.
(Alert) Southern Corn Rust found in eastern North Carolina
Southern Corn Rust has been found in Lenoir and Wayne counties in eastern North Carolina and farmers need to scout their fields and be prepared to make a fungicide application, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.
Can you rescue a soybean field as Palmer takes hold?
A study published in 2012 conducted at North Carolina State found that just one Palmer amaranth in three meters of row reduced soybean yield by 21 percent.
Blackland Farm Managers Tour set for Aug. 6 at Tidewater Research Station
Farmers throughout North Carolina will want to make sure to put the 44th annual Blackland Farm Managers Tour Aug. 6 at the Tidewater Research Station in Plymouth on their calendar.
North Carolina farmers should consider treatment options for plant bugs
Cotton squaring and flowering is a few weeks away, and now is a good time for North Carolina farmers to think about treatment options for plant bugs, according to North Carolina State University Extension entomologist Dr. Dominic Reisig.
Immigration reform: U.S. fruit and vegetable group ready to work directly with Obama
“If the House continues to disregard its responsibility to address this issue, the produce industry has no choice but to work with the Administration on short-term administrative patches that will be appreciated, but are ultimately unsatisfactory."
Is it time to consider a corn fungicide application?
Hot, humid weather, which now hits much of the South, spurs corn diseases. As corn reaches tasseling stage, is a fungicide needed to secure yield? Depends.
Kentucky craft beer made with Vietnam vet sorghum
West Sixth Brewing Company and Country Boy Brewing, both in Lexington, Ky., have concocted a special beer infused with sorghum from Townsend Sorghum Mill, which is owned and operated by Danny Townsend, a Vietnam veteran and founding member of Homegrown by Heroes and Appalachia Proud.
Survey looks to get handle on Southeast catfish numbers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is looking to contact catfish producers across the Southeast to collect information for the 2014 July Catfish Production report. Producers should receive survey questionnaires in June and can respond via the Internet, mail or fax.
Cotton insect pressure increasing in Deep South
Cotton insects on the move in Alabama cotton, and growers advised not to tankmix too much and target insecticide sprays as needed to save fruit first and relieve cotton plant stress later.
Farm-state senators move to stop EPA water rule
The Protecting Water and Property Rights Act of 2014, introduced in the Senate, aims to stop the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers from finalizing their March 2014 proposed rule, which farm groups say would unnecessarily expand federal authority under the Clean Water Act.
(Alert) Downy mildew epidemic reported in Georgia melons
A serious epidemic of downy mildew has been reported in Georgia watermelons, and spider mites are coming on strong as temperatures heat up.
Wheat to soybean double-crop burndown
When it comes to double crop soybeans, know the weed spectrum in the harvested wheat field and make the right choices to manage Liberty Link or Roundup Ready soybeans.
(Alert) Southern corn rust spreading across Georgia, chlorothalonil shortage in peanuts
Southern corn rust is the worst in a decade in Georgia, and peanut growers in the state need to know what to do as they face a shortage of chlorothalonil in peanut production.
Pecan scab significantly reduced by surfactant added to fungicide mix
Recent University of Georgia trials show adding something to the fungicide mix could greatly reduce pecan scab, pecan's No. 1 disease.
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