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Cover photo for 2014 Tomato Field Day

2014 Tomato Field Day

2014 Tomato Field Day is August 7, 2014Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, Mills River, NCOptional Tour: 1:00 p.m. (Fruits, Ornamentals, Field Crops, Hops)Registration: 2:30 p.m.Welcome: 3:00 p.m.Tours: 3:15 …

All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar

The eXtension All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar series is set to begin Feb. 7. Dr. Kathy Flanders, an …

Cover photo for Identifying Hornworms

Identifying Hornworms

Two species of hornworm caterpillars feed on tobacco and other plants. Tobacco hornworms (Manduca sexta) and tomato hornworms (Manduca …

New Procedure for Soil Samples

This week the division rolled out a new version of its online report search utility (PALS). You can now …

Pesticide Licensing Exam

For anyone wishing to obtain a pesticide license for either private or commercial use, there will be a review …

Lacebug Damage on Serviceberry

August 31, 2012 Pest News

(photo by S.D. Frank) Read on for information on Flea Beetle Damage, Mummy Berry, Lacebugs and …

Recent Publications related to Field Crops

Map showing counties that participated in nitrogen trials

Selecting Nitrogen Rates in North Carolina: Recent Work on Corn and Wheat

This publication discusses the results of recent nitrogen rate trials in the North Carolina coastal …

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Postharvest Handling of Sweetpotatoes

This publication has been prepared to acquaint growers, packers, and shippers with the most current …

6 days ago
Tray Summary

Steam: An Alternative Method of Float Tray Sanitation

Due to the limited availability of methyl bromide, tobacco growers need other methods to sanitize …

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Symptoms of wilt and root rot caused by Pythium sp.

Pythium Root and Crown Rot of Industrial Hemp

This factsheet discusses pythium root and crown rot in industrial hemp production.

Figure 1. Regular flushing using a flushing riser assembly

Critical Management Issues for SDI Systems in North Carolina

Although subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is in its infancy in North Carolina, it is becoming …

Figure 1. Media and disk filters used in SDI systems.

Design and Installation of SDI Systems in North Carolina

As a part of the humid Southeast, North Carolina’s climate, topography, soils, cropping systems, and …

Figure 1. Arrows point to the dripline.

Site Selection for SDI Systems in North Carolina

Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is a relatively new system that may give North Carolina producers …

Fig. 1. Typical Components of Subsurface Drip Irrigation System.

SDI Considerations for North Carolina Growers and Producers

Subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) is the practice of installing drip irrigation below the ground. SDI …