Crop Report for week of May 17, 2021

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Yes, it is dry and tobacco along with all other crops are suffering. Three weeks without a good rain. Wheat that looks okay is looking very good but needs some rain for grain fill. Corn has been progressing slowly due to cool nights and lack of uptake of nutrients. Soybeans are coming up and struggling to find moisture. Moth counts for Tobacco Bud Worm are up. Cut Worm counts are up. Corn Borer, Stinkbugs, and Army worms are low flights at this time. Scout your fields and keep an eye out for pests in dry conditions as they want to attack what is healthy and green!

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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 May 17, 2021
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