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Late-planted or replanted cotton: Now that we have some soil moisture to work with, TAKE ACTION NOW as soon as you can re-enter fields to plant (or replant) those last remaining cotton acres.
Marshall Grant, the cotton industry leader instrumental in energizing the southeast regional boll weevil eradication program effort, which was eventually expanded to every other cotton-producing state, has died.
The initial pilot program, which will be conducted during 2019, will include cotton producers in Arkansas, Georgia, and North Carolina, according to Cristine Morgan, Ph.D., SHI Chief Scientific Officer.
Lassiter was part of a panel discussing cover crops and soil health at the North Carolina Commodities Conference in Durham. Rachel Vann, North Carolina State University Extension soybean specialist, who has done extensive research on cover crops; and Roian Atwood, director of sustainability for Wrangler Jeans in Greensboro joined Lassiter on the panel and also stressed the benefits of cover crops for soil health.
Whether a student wants to return to the family farm or undertake careers in agriculture production, agricultural sales, marketing, crop consulting, precision agriculture, or any other number of opportunities, UMO is paving the way to make those dreams happen.
RALEIGH — The board of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of North Carolina has set the 2019 boll weevil assessment at 75 cents per acre of cotton. The amount remains the same as in 2018.
The White Gold Award was established to recognize significant contributions to the North Carolina and U.S. cotton industries.
On Oct. 15, 2018, the North Carolina General Assembly established the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018, a one-time assistance program for agricultural producers who suffered a loss due to Hurricane/ Tropical Storm Florence. Although the program has been established, assistance will be dependent upon appropriation from the North Carolina General Assembly. The program will be administered by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has activated its hotline to connect farmers with resources that can assist with agricultural emergencies. The toll-free number is 1-866-645-9403. A live operator will be available on the hotline between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
I still am hoping this article isn’t necessary, but it seems that forecasters are more certain that Hurricane Florence will make landfall in NC.