Crop Report for March 29, 2021

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Starting out as a wet week again. The end of the week may bring frost or freezing temperatures so be on the alert! Last year we had a freeze next to the last week in April that hurt corn and tobacco. Wheat is weak and could be a candidate for some freeze damage – growing points are out of the ground. Look at low-lying areas first. I am on my second week of moth trapping and already finding budworm moths in the traps, and though we are not close to planting, finding moths in the next few weeks could be critical. Also, I am finding black cutworm moths and they pose a potential hazard to tobacco and early corn. As we get closer to planting keep a sharp eye out when putting in young transplants and young seedling corn.

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Gary Cross, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionGary CrossArea Agent, Agriculture - Field Crops Call Gary E-mail Gary N.C. Cooperative Extension, Granville County Center
Posted on Mar 29, 2021
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