Crop Report for Week of April 26, 2021

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Well, we had a good shower but will be back in the field tomorrow. The moth count for Tobacco Bud Worm and Black Cutworm continues to climb. The frost last week was not good but with the wind, we may have been lucky – some areas were 35, some were lower in temperature. I looked at some tobacco and so far it is surviving. Wheat should have been okay, damage should have been minimal. Corn planting continues – some is up and not damaged by the freeze. Most tobacco farmers have bedded up rows, but waiting to plant, which may have been brought about from last year’s Mother’s Day freeze. In tobacco, keep an eye out for cutworms on early transplants. Spring planting is here – time to move forward with the prices we could have this fall on all grain crops it could be a great year if the yield is there!

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Gary Cross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGary CrossArea Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops Call Gary Email Gary N.C. Cooperative Extension, Granville County Center
Posted on Apr 26, 2021
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