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2015 Flue-Cured Tobacco Information

By: Loren Fisher, Blake Brown, Gary Bullen, Jonathan Phillips, Grant Ellington, Jan Spears, Matthew Vann, Kenneth Barnes, Joseph Priest, Scott Whitley, Glenn Tart, David Smith, Hannah Burrack, Catherine LePrevost, Mina Mila, John Radcliff, Will Snell

This guide for growers, updated annually, provides information on production and pest management practices applicable to growing flue-cured tobacco in North Carolina.

2015 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual Introduction

By: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 2015 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

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.

Evaluation of a Cow-Calf Grazing System in the Piedmont: Animal Performance and Pasture Productivity

By: J.C. Burns, D.S. Fisher

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 North Carolina Winegrape Grower’s Guide

By: Barclay Poling, Sara Spayd The North Carolina Winegrape Grower’s Guide

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.

Food Safety Recall Plan Checklist

This document offers a set of steps for food producers to take when issuing a food safety recall.

County Extension Personnel Working with Cotton

By: Keith Edmisten 2015 Cotton Information

This publication lists NC county Extension personnel working with cotton.

2015 Cotton Cost of Production

By: Gary Bullen 2015 Cotton Information

This publication provides information about the costs of cotton production in 2015.

The Cotton Plant

By: Keith Edmisten 2015 Cotton Information

This publication covers information about the cotton plan.

Developing a Management Strategy - Short-Season Timeliness

By: Keith Edmisten 2015 Cotton Information

This publication covers management practices for cotton production considering short-season timeliness.

Planting Decisions

By: Keith Edmisten 2015 Cotton Information

This publication covers factors to consider when planting cotton.

Variety Selection

By: Keith Edmisten 2015 Cotton Information

This publication provides information about selecting cotton varieties.

Cotton Seed Quality and Planting Decisions

By: Keith Edmisten 2015 Cotton Information

This publication discusses the role of seed quality in making planting decision for cotton production.

Fertilization

By: Carl Crozier, David Hardy 2015 Cotton Information

This publication provides information about fertilization for cotton crops.

Suggestions for Growth Regulator Use

By: Keith Edmisten 2015 Cotton Information

This publication discusses considerations for using growth regulators in cotton production.

Disease Management in Cotton

By: Steve Koenning 2015 Cotton Information

This publication covers disease management practices for cotton production.

Weed Management in Cotton

By: Alan York 2015 Cotton Information

This publication covers weed management practices for cotton production.

Managing Insects on Cotton

By: Dominic Reisig 2015 Cotton Information

This publication discusses insect management practices for cotton production.

Cotton Defoliation

By: Keith Edmisten 2015 Cotton Information

This publication discusses defoliation practices in cotton production.

Cotton Production with Conservation Tillage

By: Alan Meijer, Keith Edmisten 2015 Cotton Information

This publication covers the role of conservation tillage as it relates to cotton production.

Avoiding 2,4-D Injury to Cotton

By: Alan York 2015 Cotton Information

This publication discusses practices for preventing 2,4-D injury in cotton.

Sprayer Calibration

By: Alan York 2015 Cotton Information

This publication provides information on sprayer calibration for applying chemicals in cotton production.

Protecting Water Quality and Reducing Pesticide Exposure

By: Fred Yelverton 2015 Cotton Information

This publication contains information about protecting water sources from exposure to contaminants, such as pesticides, in cotton production.

Cotton Classification

By: Keith Edmisten 2015 Cotton Information

This publication provides information about the classing system used in the cotton industry.

Cotton Terminology

By: Keith Edmisten 2015 Cotton Information

This publication is a glossary of terms used throughout the 2015 Cotton Information book.

2015 Cotton Information

By: Keith Edmisten, Fred Yelverton, Steve Koenning, Carl Crozier, Alan Meijer, Alan York, David Hardy 2015 Cotton Information

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.

2015 Pest Control for Professional Turfgrass Managers

By: Rick Brandenburg, Lee Butler, Travis Gannon, Matt Martin, Grady Miller, Charles Peacock, Robert Richardson, Leon Warren, Fred Yelverton

This annual guide supplies information concerning pesticides that can be used for controlling pests in turfgrasses. Revised for 2015.

Herbicide Carryover in Hay, Manure, Compost, and Grass Clippings

By: Jeanine Davis, Sue Ellen Johnson, Katie Jennings

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.

Abbreviations

By: N.C. State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 2015 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This publication lists abbreviations used in the North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual.

Pesticide Use and Safety Information

By: Wayne Buhler 2015 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This publication describes restricted-use pesticides, the safe use of pesticides and evaluating the potential for groundwater contamination.

Chemical Application Equipment

By: Gary Roberson 2015 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This publication covers cleaning and calibrating chemical application equipment, such as dusters, spreaders and sprayers.

Insect and Disease Control of Fruits

By: Jim Walgenbach, K. S. Yoder, Hannah Burrack, Bill Cline, M. Nita, Dave Ritchie, Frank Louws 2015 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This publication covers insect and disease control in apples, blueberries, caneberries, grapes, peaches, pecans and strawberries.

Animal Damage Control

By: C.S. DePerno 2015 North Carolina Agricultural Chemicals Manual

This publication explains control measures that can be taken due to animal damage of crops.

Enhancing Rural Tourism Networks Factsheet

By: Jennifer Iyengar, Erin Seekamp

This publication discusses a study conducted to explore how rural tourism networks are organized and utilized by tourism entrepreneurs and support agencies.

Special Claims and the Approval Process for Niche Meat Production

By: Sarah Blacklin, Joanna Lelekacs Local Foods

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.

How Beneficial is Agritourism? North Carolina Farmers and Residents Respond

By: Shuangyu Xu, Carla Barbieri, Samantha Rozier-Rich, Erin Seekamp, Duarte Morais

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”).

Sustainable Practices for Plasticulture Strawberry Production in the Southeast

By: Amanda McWhirt, Gina Fernandez, Michelle Schroeder-Moreno

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.

Carostan Flaccidgrass: Yield and Nutritive Value Responses to Nitrogen Fertilization and Cutting Management

By: Joseph C. Burns, D.S. Fisher, E.S. Leonard

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.

Evaluating Starter Fertilizer Sources in Organic No-Till Corn Production

By: Rachel Atwell, Chris Reberg-Horton

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.

NC Grains for Brewing and Distilling: FAQ

By: Molly Hamilton, Chris Reberg-Horton

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.

2015 Peanut Information

By: David Jordan, Rick Brandenburg, Blake Brown, Gary Bullen, Gary Roberson, Barbara Shew

This guide for growers, updated annually, provides information on production and pest management practices applicable to growing peanuts in North Carolina

Broadstar (flumioxazin)

By: Joe Neal Pesticide Fact Sheets

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Broadstar (flumioxazin).

Pendulum, Aquacap, Corral (pendimethalin)

By: Joe Neal Pesticide Fact Sheets

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Pendulum, Aquacap, Corral (pendimethalin).

Gallery (isoxaben)

By: Joe Neal Pesticide Fact Sheets

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Gallery (isoxaben).

Casoron (dichlobenil)

By: Joe Neal Pesticide Fact Sheets

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of Casoron (dichlobenil).

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