North Carolina Ag...
Follow
Find
2.4K views | +0 today
North Carolina Agriculture
Providing readers with information about N.C. agriculture.
Curated by NCSU CALS
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Biomass samples new to North Carolina wheat growers | Southeast Farm Press

Now is a good time to assess the nutrient needs to optimize wheat yields.
NCSU CALS's insight:

The collecting of biomass samples may be fairly new to growers. The idea was based on research by Randy Weisz of North Carolina State University. He developed a method of using biomass weight along with tissue test results to calculate more site-specific nitrogen recommendations.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

To apply pesticides follow label; it's the law

Pesticides are always a hot topic and can really begin some heated discussions. But what do you know about pesticides and how to use them correctly?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Cotton farmers produce more but profit less

Cotton farmers produce more but profit less | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
NEWTON GROVE - Every eight minutes, like clockwork, a specially fitted tractor chugs out to the middle of Gene West's field and scoops up another yellow tube stuffed with a ton of cotton.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Spring nitrogen application is critical for wheat | NCDA&CS

NCSU CALS's insight:

 The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reminds growers that properly timed nitrogen applications are essential to the growth and development of wheat. Now is a good time to assess the nutrient needs to optimize yields.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

N.C. Community College System Approves Horticulture Technology at PCC

NCSU CALS's insight:

Though slightly later than previously anticipated, Pitt Community College received authorization from the N.C. Community College System last month to begin offering a Horticulture Technology curriculum this spring.

 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Billy McLawhorn reflects on 30 years as a North Carolina crop consultant

NCSU CALS's insight:

After 30 years of working as a licensed agricultural consultant, Billy McLawhorn says the work is different now, but still as challenging and rewarding as the day he started.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Board keeps 2013 N.C. boll weevil assessment at 70 cents per acre

 The board of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of North Carolina voted to keep the boll weevil assessment rate at 70 cents per acre of cotton for 2013. That amount is the same as it was for 2012.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

N.C. State farming researchers get $3.9 million grant

N.C. State farming researchers get $3.9 million grant | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Farming researchers at N.C. State University received a $3.9 million grant to build...
NCSU CALS's insight:

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture  awarded the grant to the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, a partnership of N.C. State, N.C. A&T State University and the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Researchers study heat stress in chickens

Researchers study heat stress in chickens | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
UD's Schmidt studies heat stress, disease resistance in African chickens
NCSU CALS's insight:

North Carolina State University is among a group of universities studying heat stress in chickens.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

North Carolina, nation's farm profits on the rise

North Carolina, nation's farm profits on the rise | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

North Carolina agriculture, which ranked 14th among the 50 states in net farm income in 2011, is expected to reap additional returns in 2013, if an optimistic forecast comes to pass.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

North Carolina tomato breeding mixes tradition, high-tech

North Carolina tomato breeding mixes tradition, high-tech | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
At North Carolina State University, high-tech meets tradition in tomato plant breeding.

Dilip Panthee, who leads the program, brings with him high-tech skills, such as molecular marker-assisted breeding.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Cold storage facility coming to North Carolina port

The North Carolina Council of State on Tuesday approved a lease that will enable public-private partners to construct a cold storage facility at the Port of Wilmington.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

NCDA&CS to hold listening session on FDA's proposed produce safety rule Feb. 20 in Raleigh

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Many farmers in NC say they don’t have enough workers

Many farmers in NC say they don’t have enough workers | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Many North Carolina farmers said they do not have enough workers to pick the crops, in light of a national labor shortage.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Farmers focus on growing visitors, not crops, at conference

Farmers focus on growing visitors, not crops, at conference | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Farmers take note: Tourism season is about to begin and the state's agritourism office wants you to reap the benefits of all those visitors by getting them to spend time and money in your fields.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Board of Agriculture will meet Feb. 26 in Raleigh | NCDA&CS

NCSU CALS's insight:

The N.C. Board of Agriculture will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Eaddy Agronomic Services Building, 4300 Reedy Creek Road. The meeting is open to the public.

 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Growing a better tomato, right inside a high school classroom

Growing a better tomato, right inside a high school classroom | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
The tomato is one of the most common staples on the American dinner plate, and chances are that in the future you may be buying a tomato that was, at least in part, designed by high school students in...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Orange County farm cultivating history, public interest

Orange County farm cultivating history, public interest | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
The owner of the 150-year-old Captain John S. Pope Farm is seeking a conservation and a listing on the National Register of Historic Places to promote the farm and ensure its continued agricultural use.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Wiley will give CEFS lecture Feb. 27 in Durham

Wiley will give CEFS lecture Feb. 27 in Durham | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it

Civil rights attorney and policy advocate Maya Wiley will be the featured speaker at the Center for Environmental Farming Systems’ Annual Lecture, Feb. 27 in Durham. Wiley will speak on the topic, “Unmasking Inequities: Building Toward a More Just Food System for All.”

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

North Carolina grain gets a helping hand

North Carolina grain gets a helping hand | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Feed makes up about 70% of the cost of feeding livestock, and historically the bulk of this feed has been corn, and now with plenty of hungry livestock mouths to feed farmer from the area have been given a helping hand from neighbouring tri-state...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Success at growing flowers leads to store that sells them

Success at growing flowers leads to store that sells them | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Terry Johnson, owner of Dragonfly Florist in Coats, and her husband Joey, a fifth-generation farmer, have been farming for 25 years, but switched gears after they bought an existing floral business.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Troxler 'Most Optimistic' Ever About N.C. Agriculture

Troxler 'Most Optimistic' Ever About N.C. Agriculture | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
Ports Authority OKs his goal to open cold storage at Wilmington port for livestock exports.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Study aimed at helping North Carolina farmers supply large-scale produce markets

A CEFS study is designed to help North Carolina farmers learn how to supply large-scale produce markets.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Incubator farming brings new farmers to an aging table

Incubator farming brings new farmers to an aging table | North Carolina Agriculture | Scoop.it
As the average age of farmers in North Carolina rises and affordable farmland becomes harder to find, some in N.C. are working to give new farmers the tools they need to succeed in the industry.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by NCSU CALS
Scoop.it!

Agriculture-military partnership preserves farmlands

Encroachment currently threatens agriculture and defense, the two largest sectors of North Carolina’s economy.
more...
No comment yet.