Archive for May, 2015
During the time of seedling establishment cotton plants are investing a good deal of energy into root development, though above-ground foliage growth rates are slower. At this point in the season cotton plants are vulnerable to thrips damage.
Although fungicide resistance may be perceived as less urgent than other day-to-day challenges of growing a crop, this issue has become increasingly important and steps must be taken to delay the onset for as long as possible.
Groups Call on House to Pass Its Version of Trade Promotion Authority
The volatility of weather and commodity markets necessitates government assistance with crop insurance premiums so that our nation’s farmers have access to affordable and dependable crop insurance products.
It’s Time to Evaluate Emerged Cotton for Thrips and Other Factors (Collins, Reisig, Edmisten, & York)
For early May planted cotton, thrips control of seed treatments is likely beginning to diminish, therefore growers need to be actively scouting for thrips damage to determine if foliar sprays are justified.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) reminds producers seeking federal crop insurance to have their Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form on file with their local USDA service center by June 1, 2015.
The proposed House budget includes a 50 percent increase in the charges assessed by the state Division of Motor Vehicles for everything from learner’s permits to truck titles.
North Carolina cotton producers have made great strides with managing glyphosate-resistant pigweed over the last several years.
A fair number of producers appear to be trying the new dicamba-tolerant cotton varieties this spring.
Tropical Storm Ana brought noticeable rainfall across the majority of the Coastal Plains over the last couple of days.