This guide for growers, updated annually, provides information on production and pest management practices applicable to growing flue-cured tobacco in North Carolina.
This manual, updated every year, covers pesticide use and safety information, chemical application equipment, fertilizer use, insect control, chemical weed control, plant growth regulators, animal damage control and disease control.
In the North-South transition zone both cool-season and warm-season, perennial grasses can be grown and have potential to be used sequentially in a cow-calf production system. This five-year experiment evaluates tall fescue and bermudagrass, grown in separate stands but grazed in sequence, as a pasture system for the piedmont. The study evaluates two levels of nitrogen fertilization and variable stocking versus a range of fixed stocked treatments.
The grape and wine industry in North Carolina is now worth in excess of $30 million dollars. To assist NC growers in the production a quality grapes for quality wines, a newly revised 196 page guide has been written for winegrape growers, called the North Carolina Winegrape Grower’s Guide. This publication provides grape growers with practical information about choosing an appropriate site for a vineyard, establishment, and operation of commercial vineyards in North Carolina.
This document offers a set of steps for food producers to take when issuing a food safety recall.
This publication lists NC county Extension personnel working with cotton.
This publication provides information about the costs of cotton production in 2015.
This publication covers management practices for cotton production considering short-season timeliness.
This publication covers factors to consider when planting cotton.
This publication provides information about selecting cotton varieties.
This publication discusses the role of seed quality in making planting decision for cotton production.
This publication provides information about fertilization for cotton crops.
This publication discusses considerations for using growth regulators in cotton production.
This publication covers disease management practices for cotton production.
This publication covers weed management practices for cotton production.
This publication discusses insect management practices for cotton production.
This publication discusses defoliation practices in cotton production.
This publication covers the role of conservation tillage as it relates to cotton production.
This publication discusses practices for preventing 2,4-D injury in cotton.
This publication provides information on sprayer calibration for applying chemicals in cotton production.
This publication contains information about protecting water sources from exposure to contaminants, such as pesticides, in cotton production.
This publication provides information about the classing system used in the cotton industry.
This publication is a glossary of terms used throughout the 2015 Cotton Information book.
2015 Cotton Information is meant to help growers plan for the coming year and make management decisions based on the unique opportunities and challenges the year might bring.
This annual guide supplies information concerning pesticides that can be used for controlling pests in turfgrasses. Revised for 2015.
Many farmers and home gardeners have reported damage to vegetable and flower crops after applying horse or livestock manure, compost, hay, or grass clippings to the soil. The symptoms reported include poor seed germination; death of young plants; twisted, cupped, and elongated leaves; misshapen fruit; and reduced yields. These symptoms can be caused by other factors, including diseases, insects, and herbicide drift. Another possibility for the source of these crop injuries should also be considered: the presence of certain herbicides in the manure, compost, hay, or grass clippings applied to the soil.
This publication lists abbreviations used in the North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual.
This publication describes restricted-use pesticides, the safe use of pesticides and evaluating the potential for groundwater contamination.
This publication covers cleaning and calibrating chemical application equipment, such as dusters, spreaders and sprayers.
This publication explains how and where to send specimens for disease, insect and weed identification.
This publication offers fertilizer suggestions for a variety of crops, including field, pasture and hay crops, tree fruit, small fruit, ornamental plants and vegetable crops.
This publication covers insect control in a variety of crops, as well as household pests.
This publication covers insect and disease control in apples, blueberries, caneberries, grapes, peaches, pecans and strawberries.
This publication covers chemical weed control and weed response to a variety of crops.
This publication explains plant growth regulators for a variety of crops.
This publication explains control measures that can be taken due to animal damage of crops.
This publication covers disease control in a variety of crops.
This publication discusses a study conducted to explore how rural tourism networks are organized and utilized by tourism entrepreneurs and support agencies.
With increasing demand for product transparency, a growing number of producers, processing plant operators, and packinghouse operators are interested in adding claims to the labels of their meat and poultry products to further characterize or add value to those products. Label claims become increasingly important for producers and plant operators selling to secondary markets, such as retail grocers, rather than direct to consumer. This guide provides information to producers about special claims and the requirements and documentation needed to support those claims.
Agritourism, defined as activities offered on working farms and other agricultural settings for entertainment or educational purposes (Rich et al., 2012), has been increasing over the last ten years (Cordell, 2008). Despite its growth, there is uncertainty about the benefits that agritourism brings to society, especially to rural communities. Understanding the benefits of agritourism is essential to further develop this recreational activity and to strengthen marketing efforts to attract more visitors to farms. To document perceptions of the socio-cultural, environmental, and economic benefits of agritourism, an online survey was conducted in 2010 among North Carolina agritourism providers (“farmers”) and a non-random panel of current and potential visitors (“residents”).
This publication will outline sustainable management practices that are appropriate for strawberry growers in the Southeast, the benefits of these practices, and how they may be incorporated into plasticulture production systems.
The dry matter yield and nutritive value of the perennial warm-season grass, flaccidgrass (with potential as a ruminant feed as well as for biomass stock and adapted to the Mid-Atlantic region), was evaluated for its response to a range of nitrogen rates when cut at three maturities.
This factsheet presents findings from studies to evaluate different starter fertilizer sources and their impacts on yield and weed competition in organic no-till corn production, using a cover crop mulch for weed suppression.
This factsheet offers FAQs for distillers/brewers/maltsters wishing to use NC-grown grain in their product, as well as FAQs for farmers looking to enter the distilling/brewing/malting market.
This guide for growers, updated annually, provides information on production and pest management practices applicable to growing peanuts in North Carolina
This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Broadstar (flumioxazin).
This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Pendulum, Aquacap, Corral (pendimethalin).
This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Gallery (isoxaben).