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North Carolina Farmer Minimizes Risks

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North Carolina farmer and cotton industry leader Brad Warren is using cover crops, no-till and new planter technologies to lower production risks and increase his farm’s overall sustainability. One of the most pressing issues facing the U.S. cotton industry today continues to be validating U.S. cotton’s on-farm environmental sustainability to buyers and consumers. “Each year, I look back at the ... Read More »

‘Mr. Boll Weevil’ Honored In North Carolina

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The Boll Weevil Eradication Program led to the eradication of the most destructive pest in the history of U.S. cotton production. For his impassioned and relentless determination to garner broad support for the program, North Carolina’s Marshall Grant has been inducted into the North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame. At a time when cotton producers were making 12 or more ... Read More »

NCSU on-farm fiber quality results for 2020

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• By Guy Collins and Keith Edmisten • Fiber quality results for the 2020 North Carolina On-Farm Cotton Variety Evaluation Program are now in. In addition to yield, fiber quality is an important component to the value and marketability of cotton in our state and should be considered when selecting varieties. The table in the link below illustrates the average ... Read More »

NCSU winter cotton meetings go virtual in February

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North Carolina State University’s winter cotton meetings will be held virtually using Zoom this year due to COVID-19. You will be able to watch these on your computer. They will be recorded in case you can’t watch at the time they are live. There will be three ways to participate: • Some counties may allow you to come into the ... Read More »

2021 Auxin Herbicides Best Management Practices Training

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• By Charlie Cahoon Jr. North Carolina State University • As most have heard, the recently approved federal labels for dicamba-containing products labeled for over-the-top use on dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans still require annual training. Therefore, North Carolina State University Extension, in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, will continue to provide instruction to the ... Read More »

NCSU launches hybrid grower auxin training for 2021

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As most have heard, the recently approved federal labels for dicamba-containing products or over-the-top use to dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans still require annual training. Therefore, North Carolina State Extension, in cooperation with North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will continue to provide training to North Carolina famers, applicators and retailers via the Auxin Herbicides-Best Management Practices training. However, ... Read More »

North Carolina Harvest Update

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So far, 2020 is the year that keeps on giving. We can’t seem to catch a break, and most folks are ready to get this year behind us. Despite all the challenges we’ve faced, we have a substantial top crop — albeit late maturing — that has developed since early August. We were all hoping for fall weather similar to ... Read More »