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.
It is now week thirteen of scouting, and our one of our locations has begun harvest! There has been little change in insect activity, although there has been a slight decrease in budworm MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
Effective July 1, 2014 the NC General Statute that provides an exemption from sales and use tax for certain tangible property, digital property and services purchased by a qualifying farmer for farming purposes MORE »
It is now week twelve for our weekly scouting report and pest pressure is lower compared to the past few weeks. Due to topping at most sites, tobacco budworm populations are down, and hornworms MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
It is week eleven for our weekly scouting reports. Budworm pressure is relatively similar to last week. With most sites planning to top within the next week or two, we expected to see the MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
We are in our tenth week of scouting, and tobacco budworms are still active at most sites. Although, fewer sites exceed thresholds. Some fields are starting to flower, and these flowers are particularly attractive MORE »– from Tobacco Growers Information
The 20114 Landscape Professionals Field Day and NCNLA Tour will be held on Friday, August 15th at the JC Raulston Arboretum and Horticultural Field Laboratory at 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606. Registrations MORE »