Field crops — tobacco, soybeans, corn, cotton, peanuts, sweet potatoes, forages and small grains — pervade North Carolina’s rural landscape. North Carolina Cooperative Extension helps growers maintain profitability by providing the latest research-based information and recommendations on the best varieties and production practices for the state’s conditions. Extension also helps growers comply with changing regulations, investigate new higher-value opportunities, develop solid business plans and explore marketing options.
Maximizing on nutrient applications can be beneficial. Knowing and understanding the weather and your crop is an important part of this process. Nitrogen is an important component in small grain production. However, sometimes MORE »
Management is a process in which information is the input and decisions are the output. Budgets provide information for farm management decisions. An enterprise budget is an estimate of projected income and expenses MORE »
Every day, just about anywhere you travel across Sampson County, the magnitude of agriculture is around us. With fall here it is even more evident, tractors and combines active in the fields, harvesting, MORE »
I have checked several soybean fields recently for the presence of pests that can cause damage to the crop. Extension agents in Johnston, Harnett, Cumberland and Sampson Counties conducted a soybean and grain MORE »
The time for fall harvest is here. As with many farm hazards, those present in combine harvesting situations are usually recognized. For instance, belts and pulleys needed for operating many components will pull MORE »
Recently here in Sampson County and surrounding counties, farmers have been reporting damage from armyworms to their bermudagrass pastures and hayfields. Just this past week I witnessed how quickly these pests can infest MORE »
With winter annuals planted and Bermudagrass gone dormant, now is the time to begin searching for winter weeds. Weeds are just now beginning to germinate—young and actively growing. The best time for post-emergent MORE »