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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
Stink bugs are tearing through cotton that has bolls. Both plant bugs and especially stink bugs and their damage vary widely across North Carolina, but are generally at much higher levels that we’ve MORE »– from Cotton
What: “2014 Blackland Farm Managers Tour” When: August 6th, 2014 Location: Tidewater Research Station, 207 Research Station Road, Plymouth NC Time: 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM, lunch included This is the largest farm 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
I have received lots of reports of worms in early season soybeans. Sampling numerous fields this week, I can vouch for the fact that corn earworm or tobacco budworm is present, but in MORE »– from Soybeans
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