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Special Series: What’s In Store for the 2013 Crop Season?

Over the coming weeks, Southern Farm Network will explore some different factors most likely to influence the 2013 crop season in North and South Carolina. Hear from industry experts as well as local farmers and producers on four key topics:

1) Weather patterns

2) Double-cropping options

3) Pests

4) Emerging management practices


This Weeks Topic:

New Management Practices

Planning for Summer Delivery on Center Pivots

 Variable Rate Irrigation Increases Water Utilization and Decreases Costs

IPad App Provides Real-Time Data To Improve Planting Performance



Boll Weevil Eradication Effort Began in North Carolina

Management Plan Crucial when fighting Resistant Weeds

Kudzu Bugs Appearing in the Carolinas

 Stripe Rust Arrives in North Carolina: Wheat Crop Alert!

 Additional Information on Stripe Rust Fungicides, Other Diseases, & Cereal Leaf Beetle

Weed Free NC Campaign on a Roll

 VA Dept of Ag: April Is Invasive Plant, Pest And Disease Awareness Month

Horse Owners Urged To Consider Vaccinating For West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis And Rabies 

Increased Double-Cropping

 Early Harvest of Cool-season Crops Opens Up Double Cropping Possiblities

Crops to Double – Crop with Wheat are Changing

 Blacklands Farmers Harvest Five Crops in Two Years on Same Land

  The Weather: Cold, Wet, Hot, Dry?

Sandhills Peaches Fazed by mid-March Freeze

2013 NC Apple Crop in Good Shape Thus Far

Weather Southeastern Farmers Can Look Forward to This Growing Season

  Midwestern Drought Continues—Higher Commodity Prices Could, Too

  NC Strawberries Bearing Up to Cold Just Fine

  Southeastern Wheat Crop Far From Disaster

Latest Drought Monitor Report is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.