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Soybean Aphid in North Carolina?

For the second year in a row (that we’ve noticed), soybean aphid has been present in North Carolina. Soybean …

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Midseason Soybean Insects

Because we won’t be dealing with many kudzu bugs this season (see this article), we need to focus our …

Where Are the Kudzu Bugs?

We have rapidly become accustomed to dealing with kudzu bugs in our soybeans throughout the season. So the question …

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Worms in Early Season Soybeans

I have received lots of reports of worms in early season soybeans. Sampling numerous fields this week, I can …

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Feeding on Seedling Soybeans

There are no major insect pests of soybean seedlings, but occasionally we do run into problems. Some folks use …

Kudzu Bug Expectations for 2014

I have been monitoring a kudzu patch in Edgecombe Co. since late April this year. As expected, adults from …

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Ventilating to Cool Modern Grower Turkeys

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Using Planted Habitat on Farms To Increase Insect Biological Control

This special topic has three components: Part 1. Using Beneficial Insect Habitat on the Farm: …

Conservation Tillage on Organic Farms

This online publication describes how cover crops affect the soil, how to establish cover crops, …

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Cover Crops for Organic Farms

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Organic Livestock Production and Marketing

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Soil Fertility on Organic Farms

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Soil Quality Considerations for Organic Farmers

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