Hurricane Florence is taking its toll in many parts of North Carolina and South Carolina, and our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the devastation Florence left behind. To our customers whose crops have been adversely affected by the storms and flooding, Coastal is here to help. Coastal AgroBusiness Solutions Advisors in your area stand ready to assist you in the days and weeks ahead as you make important decisions concerning your crops and fields.
The purpose of cotton defoliation is to chemically accelerate the natural senescence (aging) process. Defoliant products are designed to stimulate this natural process. MATRIXX improves the performance of your cotton defoliation program by getting defoliant active materials to the target faster, more thoroughly and more efficiently through better coverage of leaves and bolls and by better penetration of the canopy.
Cotton plants need Boron throughout their life cycle, but maintaining adequate availability of this important micronutrient is crucial to blooming cotton. Even though small amounts are needed, Boron is essential for healthy growth during flowering and boll development, and aids in the efficient utilization of other nutrients, particularly nitrogen and potassium.
Early nutrient deficiencies negatively affect the growth and development of your crop and rob it of its highest yield potential. The best way to avoid nutrient deficiencies is to proactively supply your crop with needed nutrients before any symptoms become visible.
Throughout the crop life cycle, all nutrients need to be maintained at optimum levels to maximize yield. If any single nutrient, including micronutrients, is lacking, crop yield will be reduced. With recent heavy rains and generally wet conditions, planting practices have been altered in many areas, and soil fertility has most likely been affected.
Coastal AgroBusiness, Inc. has recently moved its corporate office to 112 Staton Road in Greenville.
As fall classes get under way on NC State campus, Coastal is pleased to introduce the two recipients of the JC Whitehurst, Jr. Agricultural Scholarship for 2017-2018 which were awarded last April. Joshua D. Joyner is entering his senior year at NCSU as a plant and soil sciences major. From Four Oaks, NC, Joshua is heavily involved with his family's farm which raises peanuts, corn, wheat and soybeans. He also has gained experience as an intern with BASF on a local research farm. Joshua spent several years at Appalachian State
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The best time to plant wheat in most NC counties is from late September through the first week in November with October being the best month. Unfortunately, this is a busy time of year as soybeans and cotton harvest tend to monopolize our time. Ideally, by Thanksgiving all of your wheat acres should be in the ground. Those who wait until December can get good yields but ultimately they are taking a gamble and would have better results with timely planting. Using a drill is the best way
By: Ron Heiniger NCSU Professor and Extension Specialist, Corn/Soybeans/Small Grains Crop Science You can’t help but notice changes on the landscape of agriculture in North Carolina in the form of solar farms. The question arises are these uses of agricultural land a good thing or something we will come to regret. As an agronomist who works with crops and soils every day and as one who has gone through a life-changing event that changed my future from being a farmer in Kansas to my present position as an extension specialist,