Farmers and pesticide applicators planning to use auxin products in 2023 have more options for training this year, compared to years past. (This applies specifically to applicators using over-the-top dicamba products such as XtendiMax, Engenia and Tavium on...
Just like many things since March of 2020, changes are in store for North Carolina’s mandatory auxin herbicide training in the coming year. Instead of large in-person seminars, the training will be given through a screen, whether that be a computer, a television or a projector screen in front of a small group. The training […]
Tobacco and other crops are sensitive to dicamba and 2,4-D, so it is important to use best management practices when applying them. Last year, applicators were required to attend training for use of auxin products. The training is specifically designed to help farmers and pesticide applicators understand how to apply these new formulations safely to […]
With over 2,000 employees in 20 divisions and a presence in all 100 counties, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services touches the lives of North Carolinians every day. We have regulatory and service responsibilities that are wide-ranging, but all seek to support and promote the health and welfare of the residents of this state. […]
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Farmers will find new label requirements on restricted-use pesticides containing auxin this year, and that means they will need to take a workshop on how to properly apply these products before they can be used. In cooperation […]
Communication is key to any good relationship, including business. FieldWatch, an online mapping service designed to help prevent crop damage and bee deaths due to accidental or unintended pesticide drift, aims to help improve communication between growers, beekeepers and pesticide applicators. For the past year, department staff, with the help of N.C. State University and […]
Each week we round up the latest N.C. agricultural headlines from news outlets across the state and country, as well as excerpts from the stories. “Cold temperatures threaten early strawberry crop,” WWAY-TV: With the usually warm weather we’ve seen this winter Lewis Farms is planning to open earlier than normal. Owner Cal Lewis says the […]