dicamba

Today’s Topic: Auxin training scheduled

Today’s Topic: Auxin training scheduled

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Through March, 31 training workshops have been planned statewide for anyone planning to apply auxin herbicides such as 2,4-D or dicamba. These are mandatory trainings to reduce the chance of misapplication and crop damage. This year, anyone […]

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Today’s Topic: News rules in place regarding use of dicamba products. Statewide workshops scheduled through May.

Today’s Topic: News rules in place regarding use of dicamba products. Statewide workshops scheduled through May.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Training continues to be required to use dicamba products to avoid damaging other crops. New label revisions for Engenia, XtendiMax and Fexapan indicate these products can only be used by certified applicators. Workshops are being held across […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 18 – 24

News Roundup: Aug. 18 – 24

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. “A new Bayer era: Who farmers call for seed, chemical purchases,” Southeast Farm Press: As farmers start making buying decisions for the 2019 growing season, it will be business as […]

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Today’s Topic: New FieldCheck and BeeCheck apps launch for the FieldWatch program. Designed to help protect bees and crops

Today’s Topic: New FieldCheck and BeeCheck apps launch for the FieldWatch program. Designed to help protect bees and crops

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The online mapping programs DriftWatch and BeeCheck were launched two years ago, and the recent addition of two new apps (FieldCheck and BeeCheck) make them even easier to use. The FieldCheck app will allow users to access […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 24 – March 2

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. “Wheat growers respond to Trump’s tariffs,” Southeast Farm Press: U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers concerned about risks of retaliation. If the United States is taken […]

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News Roundup: Feb. 10-16

News Roundup: Feb. 10-16

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. “EPA extends comment period on neonicotinoids,” Southeast Farm Press: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is extending the public comment period for neonicotinoid insecticide risk assessments from Feb. 20, 2018, to […]

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News Roundup: Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

News Roundup: Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

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. “If record yields didn’t make profits in 2017, how might 2018?” Southeast Farm Press: How did the 2017 crop year turn out? That is one of the questions I ask […]

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Dicamba training begins Jan. 25

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 […]

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Today’s Topic: New Round of Mandatory Auxin Training

Today’s Topic: New Round of Mandatory Auxin Training

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 […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 23-29

News Roundup: Sept. 23-29

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. “North Carolina farmers handled dicamba well, but can improve,” Southeast Farm Press: Only 14 official dicamba drift complaints were filed with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture this year. “There were […]

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News Roundup: Sept. 16-22

News Roundup: Sept. 16-22

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. “Group dedicated to making stevia a viable Southeast cash crop,” Southeast Farm Press: As it stands now, there are still many questions on producing stevia in the Southeast with less […]

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News Roundup: Aug. 5-11

News Roundup: Aug. 5-11

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. “Will dicamba technology remain available in Southeast?” Southeast Farm Press: Despite all the issues of dicamba drift that have plagued the Mid-South this year, Alan York hopes the new technology […]

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