Archive for June, 2015
Virginia/North Carolina Cotton Field Day to Highlight Key Research
The Tidewater Agricultural Research & Extension Center in Suffolk, Virginia, will host their 2015 Cotton Field Day on August 11, beginning at 8 a.m.
Variety Selection Critical to Reducing Disease Risk
Variety selection plays an important role in reducing risk to diseases in field crops.
Keeping Your Farm, Family Together–How You Can Beat the Odds
Here’s a staggering fact: Families fail to keep their families and fortunes together for three or more generations 90% of the time.
NC State: PGR Management Considerations
In their latest blog, Extension Cotton Specialists Guy Collins and Keith Edmisten remind growers that several tools and strategies for PGR management are available.
Managing Plant Bugs in Squaring Cotton
Although it looks like plant bugs may be again be an issue in 2015, we don’t need to panic. What I mean by don’t panic is that we shouldn’t spray if it’s not needed.
Carolina Nonwovens Announces Ground-breaking For New Facility
Carolina Nonwovens LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Spinning Co. Inc., has announced the construction of a new facility to be located in Maiden, N.C.
How to Build an Effective Farm Employee Review System
“It’s performance review time,” she said apprehensively, “and nobody likes to go through the process.” Hearing the sentiment was not uncommon; offering a solution became my new challenge.
Cooperation urged in herbicide resistance management
WSSA promotes community-based approach to glyphosate resistance issues,
Plant Bug Damage on Young Cotton
“Black Flag” symptoms on cotton are most likely due to plant bugs. Plant bugs on young cotton (particularly pre-squaring cotton) can take out terminals and cause this “black flagging”.
Working through the new farm bill, wins, losses: Part III
The 2014 farm bill has not been fully implemented, and some members of Congress are already trying to curtail the funding for the law.