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NCDA&CS regional agronomists provide Eastern NC crop update

By on February 17, 2021

Eastern North Carolina is home to many large farm operations and is critically important to our ag industry. If you look at our top 10 agricultural counties in farm cash receipts: Duplin, Sampson, Union, Wayne, Bladen, Robeson, Wilkes, Anson, Bertie

Crop Report: Rain and more rain determining crop conditions and harvest times

By on August 13, 2018

Rain continues to be a challenge this growing season according to N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ regional agronomists. Regional agronomists located across the state work individually with farmers to help troubleshoot problems and increase crop production. They are

Cool, wet weather delays plantings across the state

By on May 2, 2018

Cool, wet weather has delayed plantings in all regions of the state according to N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ regional agronomists.  Regional agronomists located across the state work individually with farmers to help troubleshoot problems and increase crop production.

News Roundup

News Roundup: July 15-21

By on July 21, 2017

Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “In Orange County, a millennial farm boy follows in his father’s footsteps.” Durham Herald-Sun: “Hello?”

Troxler recognizes two NCDA&CS employees of the month

By on October 1, 2012

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recognized Dianne Farrer and Ron Stamey as employees of the month for their contributions to the department. The two were presented a plaque for their accomplishments during a ceremony held last week in Raleigh. Regional agronomist

NCDA&CS regional agronomist helps tomato grower boost yield, battle blossom-end rot

By on September 17, 2011

Clayton Garner Jr. of Newport has grown tomatoes for more than 20 years. For much of that time, blossom-end rot — a physiological disorder resulting from insufficient calcium — was a fact of life. But today he has a finely

Farmer’s questions lead to changes in tissue sampling for lettuce

By on May 10, 2011

When farmers need nutrient management advice, they often turn to our Agronomic Services Division. Sometimes, these interactions work in reverse. Two years ago, Bill Hering of Hering Farms in Faison called regional agronomist Tim Hall with a question about tissue