Field crops are vital to North Carolina’s economy and are grown throughout the state. They represent a significant part of land dedicated to agriculture in the state. Consequently, management decisions for these crops have wide-ranging systemic effects on the state. Increasing urbanization and recent changes in agronomic practices within and among crops have affected which insects are pests and how these pests are managed.
The Principal Investigator has an appointment of 70% extension; therefore, the lab’s goal s to bring relevant, timely, scientifically based information and solutions to North Carolina’s field crop producers in a way that is understandable and that facilitates changes. We strive to harmonize producer concerns with environmental impacts and the general public’s needs, with the overarching goal of enhancing the profitability and efficiency of field crop production in the state.
You can find recommendation posts in the NCSU Entomology Extension Website: https://entomology.ces.ncsu.edu/
Selected extension posts:
- Save Money and Slow Resistance by Skipping Insecticidal Seed Treatments in Soybean
- Fall Armyworm Infestations Widespread in Southeastern North Carolina
- Non-Bt Hybrid Yield Trial Results and Why You Should Plant Non-Bt Corn as Resistance Insurance
- When to Treat Kudzu Bugs in Soybeans
- Do’s and Don’ts for Treating Soybean Insects in August and September
- Should You Spray Bollgard 3, TwinLink Plus, or WideStrike 3 Cotton for Bollworm Resistance Management?
- Important Changes to Insecticide Recommendations for Corn Earworm and When to Treat