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Blacklands Farm Managers Field Day

Backlands 2017

Tyrrell County was the host of this year’s annual Blacklands Farm Managers Field Day on Wednesday. NC Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler was in attendance, and talked about the region’s agriculture: “This is a well kept secret, not only in North

NC State Extension Working on Weed Research

Folicular Burn

  We’ve been having a conversation with NC State Extension Weed Science Professor Emeritus Dr. Alan York about the weed issues this spring’s weather has brought, as well as stewardship practices with dicamba.  Today, we conclude our visit with Dr.

The EPA Giveth, The EPA Can, and Will Taketh Away

  Yesterday, we heard from NC State Extension Weed Science Professor Emeritus, Dr. Alan York regarding this season’s weed challenges.  Today, York talks about the limited registration label for dicamba: “We literally got the labels this last winter.  So far,

Spring Has Brought Grower Challenges

  This spring has been particularly challenging for growers with weeks of rainy cool weather followed by hot, dry weather. Dr. Alan York, NC State Extension Weed Science Professor Emeritus talks about some of the questions he’s been getting: “I

Exciting Winter Wheat Varieties on the Horizon

  The North Carolina Small Grain Growers Association recently wrapped up the year’s field days showing off this year’s research.  Executive Director of NC Small Grains, Dan Weathington: “We’re a little concerned about our attendance, overall.  But, we feel like

North Carolina Drought Free

  For the first time in 14 months, the state of North Carolina is drought free, as reported in the weekly Drought Monitor released by the Drought Mitigation Center on Thursday.  Applied climatologist with the North Carolina State Climate Office,

Corn Crop Catching Up

  The growth of the region’s corn crop slowed to a crawl with the cooler temperatures, then raced to catch up during last week’s near record highs.  NC State Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger says the crop is back

New Administration Gives Farm Organizations Hope

  Ethan Matthews, National Corn Growers Association spent some time with farm broadcasters last week during the National Association of Farm Broadcasters’ Washington Watch event in Washington, DC.  He talks about how changes in the administration is anticipated to affect