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2015 Eastern North Carolina Small Grain Field Day

2015 Eastern North Carolina Small Grain Field Day May 21, 2015 Griffin Farms 1694 Avenue Road, Washington NC Hosts: Steve and Archie Griffin Agenda: 2:00 pm Registration, Refreshments, and Variety Plot Tours Come MORE »

Upcoming 4-H Events for Beaufort County Youth

March 13-15     BC 4-H host NE District Teen Retreat Preregistration closed February 10th April 6-17          Presentation Appointments -call 946-0111 to schedule April 20         MORE »

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 is Here Again!

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 »

4-21-14 Head Scab Alert

To: Folks With Small Grain Interests Fr: Randy Weisz – Small Grain Specialist @ NCSU  There are a few areas along the North Carolina coast that are at elevated risk for head scab MORE »

Got Yellow Wheat?

From Randy Weisz: Areas of yellowing wheat are showing up in fields across North Carolina… from the Piedmont to the Tidewater. With all the rain we’ve had it is likely that most of MORE »

How to Graft Tomatoes

Grafting is the act of joining the top portion of one plant (scion) to the bottom portion of another (rootstock).  Grafting is beneficial in tomato production because tomato varieties are rarely both good MORE »

Pass Along Plant Sale

Beaufort County Master Gardener Volunteers 7th Annual – PASS ALONG PLANT SALE May 17, 2014 9am to Noon Rain or Shine! Beaufort County Cooperative Extension Center 155 Airport Rd Washington, NC 27889 Cash MORE »

Snow, Sleet, Rain…and Tobacco?

 It’s mid-February and we’ve already had a couple snowstorms and several inches of rain.  Fields are flooded and most people think farmers are sitting at home waiting for spring.  That’s not exactly true.  MORE »