Monthly Archives: August 2013

Physiological Scorch and Frogeye Leaf Spot

Physiological Scorch Some soybeans exhibit a symptom referred to as “Physiological Scorch”. When there is extensive chlorosis (yellowing) between the veins of the leaf, or necrosis (dead tissue) between the veins, which may occur on the top of the plant

Growth Energy Tells Consumers They

Growth Energy has launched a new national advertising campaign – You’re No Dummy – to fight back against Big Oil’s effort to stop the growth of renewable fuels. So far – Growth Energy President and CEO Tom Buis says Big

Market Summary: Supply of NC Tomatoes Light

At the livestock auction held Tuesday in Mt. Airy, a total of 403 cattle, 44 goats and 45 sheep were sold. Slaughter cattle were mostly steady. Feeder cattle were mostly steady. . The North Carolina broiler market is steady and

Market Recap: Growing Supplies Push Hog Futures Lower

U.S. lean-hog futures fell Wednesday, ending lower amid growing supplies, demand concerns and weaker wholesale pork prices. October lean-hogs ended down 52 at 86.05, the December contract fell 40 to 83.15. U.S. live-cattle futures ended higher, climbing amid tight supplies

36 SC Counties Named Primary Disaster Areas

All of South Carolina has been declared a federal disaster area as a result of the heavy rains that have inundated the state since last spring. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack notified Gov. Nikki Haley on Wednesday that her request for

CALS Dean Speaks to Food Safety Education

At this week’s Food Safety Forum, hosted by Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler, Dean of NC State’s College of Ag and Life Sciences, Dr. Richard Linton spoke about some of the experiences earlier in his career at Purdue and Ohio State

NC State Economist Dr. Mike Walden – Creating a Rural Renaissance

With small towns and rural areas lagging behind their urban counterparts in terms of economic growth, N.C. State University economist Mike Walden outlines strategies that could be used to improve rural and small town prospects in North Carolina. “I’ve argued

Stink Bug Insecticide Efficacy in Cotton

Stink bugs are still an issue in some of our cotton (see previous week’s article by Jack Bacheler), especially given the fact that we will have a late crop with late-developing bolls that will need protection. These are the results

Soybean Rust Update

Asiatic Soybean Rust was confirmed yesterday and today in South Carolina commercial soybean fields in Calhoun, Colleton, and Hampton Counties, SC. Although soybean rust has now been found in 7 SC Counties, all are below the lakes in South Carolina.

All of South Carolina Declared a Federal Disaster Area

All of South Carolina has been declared a federal disaster area as a result of the heavy rains that have inundated the state since last spring. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack notified Gov. Nikki Haley on Wednesday that her request