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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.
The NC Cotton Field Day, previously scheduled for this Thursday, has been CANCELLED and will likely be rescheduled for next year. We encourage everyone to take the necessary precautions / preparations for this storm, and we pray for safety for all involved and minimal impact on our crops.
It is definitely mid-season cotton management time in North Carolina, with lots of questions on a complex of insect pests present in the Coastal Plain. Bollworm flight activity has picked up on cue and any management decisions made for other pests should also revolve around this pest.