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Rod Gurganus

County Extension Director Beaufort County Center Office: 155 Airport Road, Washington NC Unity ID:   krgurgan
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155-A Airport Rd
Washington NC   27889
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155-A Airport Rd
Washington NC   27889

State Courier: 16-02-01

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FSA Farm Bill Meetings

The 2014 Farm Bill established new programs to help farmers manage risk due to events beyond their control.  Two of these new programs are Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).  MORE »

“Yellow Flash” in Soybeans

I am getting some calls about soybeans suddenly turning yellow. If you recently applied glyphosate, and a week or so later you notice the plant becoming more yellow in color (especially the new MORE »

Southern Rust in Corn

Don’t forget to assess your crop’s maturity level before spraying a fungicide for rust.  If your corn is dented (R5), don’t spray.  If it is at R3 or earlier, apply a triazole or MORE »

2014 Blackland Farm Managers Tour

The Blackland Farm Managers Association, the Cooperative Extension Offices in Beaufort, Hyde, Washington, and Tyrrell Counties, and The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services invite you to join us on Wednesday, MORE »

Holcus Leaf Spot

I have seen some Holcus Leaf Spot showing up in corn.  This is a bacterial disease, so a fungicide is not effective.  This disease rarely causes any significant loss of yield.  More useful MORE »

Freeze Damaged Wheat

We are seeing freeze damaged wheat on significant acres in Washington and Beaufort Counties.  See the Wheat Freeze Damage Video. See attached photos.  Ron Heiniger has explained that the main tillers were killed, causing MORE »

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