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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.
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.
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