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Registration for 2016 4-H Summer Fun!

Hello, Our Granville County 4-H Summer Fun Brochure is now available and we are accepting registration! Check out the fun activities for 2016 and sign up! Limited spaces available. 2016 Summer Fun Brochure Enrollment Form Medical Form Code of Conduct Scholarship Form

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NC Cooperative Extension Service

We Are Now Accepting
Registration for 2016 4-H Summer Fun!

Hello, Our Granville County 4-H Summer Fun Brochure is now available and we are accepting registration! Check out the fun activities for 2016 and sign up! Limited spaces available. 2016 Summer Fun Brochure Enrollment Form Medical Form Code of Conduct Scholarship Form

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2016 Granville County
4-H Calendar

Here is the Granville County 4-H Calendar for 2016. Dates, times, and details are subject to change and events may be added throughout the year. For more information, contact Taylor Jones at (919) 603-1350. 20164-hcalendar

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Wildlife Damage

Gary Cross Area Agent Crops North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Granville/Person Counties Wildlife Damage According to North Carolina Department of Agriculture wildlife damage in North Carolina crops came close to 30 million dollars in damage. 19 million dollar worth of soybeans,5.6 million in corn and 4.8 million in wheat, peanuts and cotton. The large majority of damage was from deer. I have a soybean drought research plot on Rt. 158 where the deer have eaten varieties right to the row and stopped. I do not know if deer prefer one soybean variety over the other or if they are creatures of habit and routine and return to the same place every time. I have two to three varieties in the plot the deer never touched figure that. The negative to this is that looking for specific data points in yield, height, other environmental factors the deer damage creates problems for accurate data. Research projects cost tens of thousands of dollars and take many years to get to certain levels only to be destroyed by deer. Deer have become pests to crop production and the overpopulation of deer create damage for land owners and producers. 30 million dollars out of the economy that could have went for something more positive in agriculture would have been a significant impact in our communities. 30 million dollars means jobs, dollars spent in a local economy in retail, equipment for the farm, up grades to the land that is producing crops such as fertilizer, seed, and other needed issues. Just in sales tax it would be around 2 million dollars. I know there are many millions spent on the hunting end from buying gear, hunting equipment and some landowners make money from allowing hunting on their farms and that is a great issue. Somewhere down the road there is going to have to be a look at control methods that will satisfy all sides of this issue.

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Franklin and
Granville 4-H Rabbit FUN Show!

The Franklin and Granville 4-H Rabbit FUN Show is here: Click here to register If you have any questions, please give me a call. The flyer is also attached. Rabbit Show Flyer 2015

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July 20th Insect Report

Aphids are being found in organic and conventional flue cured tobacco some could be closed to threshold scout your fields. I am still getting quite a few ear worm moths which will translate MORE »

Target Spot in Tobacco

Target Spot in Tobacco Many farmers have already sprayed or are scouting fields for target spot in tobacco. Due to saturated soils, high humidity, frequent rains, and good leaf moisture, and nitrogen deficient MORE »

Hopper burn damage from potato leaf hopper on red maple

Maple Nursery IPM Update popular

I had several questions related to problems with maples last week. In the process I noticed damage from maple spider mite, hopper burn (potato leaf hopper), maple shoot borer, anthracnose, and canker diseases. MORE » – from   Wilson County Center

Insect Report July 14th

Ear worm moths are being caught in numbers in traps. Stink bugs continue to be steady and are moving into fields. Black cutworm moths have declined army worm moths are on the rise MORE »

July 8th Insect Update

Ear worm moth counts are going up so be scouting for ear worms. Stinkbug numbers are still on the rise. If ear worm numbers are up so could be bud worm numbers. Ear MORE »

July 27th Tobacco Tour in Oxford

On Wednesday July 27th from 2:00 till 5:00 area tobacco farmers are invited to tour new tobacco research at the Oxford Research Center 300 Providence Road Oxford, NC. For more information call the MORE »

Insect Update July 1st

I am finding ear worm moths in traps and be on the look out for tobacco bud worm. I am concerned due to the different stages we are in growth through out the MORE »

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Pesticide TrainingThu Sep 1, 2016
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