As the world population grows, so does the need for abundant, affordable and safe food. North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s educational programs provide farmers and agribusinesses with the research-based knowledge they need to produce high-quality crops and livestock in economically and environmentally sustainable ways. That’s important for North Carolina because agriculture and agribusiness account for about 17 percent of our state’s jobs and income.
We observed our first budworm of the season this week in our research at the Upper Coastal Plain Research Station near Rocky Mount, and I’ve also gotten word from agents that growers are MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
Similar to previous weeks, we observed very little activity across all sites this week. Some stands appear to be showing signs of disease or phytotoxicity from treatments, but plants are beginning to grow MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
Transplants have gone into the ground at all of our sites, and this past week we were able to start scouting at each of them. We observed more flea beetles at almost every MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
Tobacco Transplants in the greenhouse We’ve begun scouting in some our sites for this field season! It’s warming up outside and we are excited to get back in the field and share our scouting reports from MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
There has been a lot of discussion about the do’s and don’ts of greenhouse fertility management. As we approach the greenhouse season, take a look at these publications from the Soil Science Department MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
The Johnston County Office of North Carolina Cooperative Extension is pleased to offer a series of classes on gardening to the general public. Classes will cover everything from plant biology to plant propagation. MORE »
Johnston County Cooperative Extension is offering a four-session short course called Cattle 101. Course dates are March 10, March 24, April 14 and April 28, 6:30 to 8:30 each evening. All sessions will MORE »