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We Grow Union County

Growing Community

August and September provided several opportunities for celebration and involvement in Union County. N.C. Cooperative Extension in Union County …

Southern green stinkbug on soybeans

Pest Control in the Fields

With corn coming out of the field, it is easy to forget about pest control in your soybeans that …

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Summer of Celebration

This month, UC Extension is thrilled to announce the completion and subsequent grand opening of The Special Events Center …

Cover photo for Tri-County Production Meeting

Tri-County Production Meeting

The Tri-County Winter Production (Union, Anson, and Stanly Counties) meeting will officially be VIRTUAL! The production meeting will be held …

Purple Wheat in Field

Wheat - Why Is It Purple?

As you drive down the road, you may notice that the large fields planted in wheat are not green …

Recent Publications related to Field Crops

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Seed and Seed Quality

This guide presents basic facts about seeds, including how they develop, how to store and …

5 days ago

Rotary Hoe: A Blind Cultivation Tool for In-Row Weed Control

Expanding organic grain markets have increased interest in mechanical weed control. Learn how the rotary …

3 weeks ago

Planting Rate Recommendations for Organic Soybean Producers

For organic soybean producers increased seeding rates improve early soybean canopy density, which shades out …

3 weeks ago

Forage Economics

This 8-page publication will help producers make decisions about growing or buying forage, and about …

3 weeks ago
The initial symptoms of B deficiency

Tobacco - Boron (B) Deficiency

Tobacco plants that are B deficient are stunted very early on in production when compared …

Phosphorus Deficiency

Tobacco - Phosphorus (P) Deficiency

Phosphorus (P) deficiency in tobacco begins as a noticeable stunting when compared to a plant …

Boron toxicity

Tobacco - Boron (B) Toxicity

Boron (B) is an essential element that frequently exhibits deficiency symptoms if it is in …

Sulfur deficiency

Tobacco - Sulfur (S) Deficiency

Sulfur (S) deficiency can easily be mistaken for nitrogen (N) deficiency in tobacco. The ability …