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Crop Sense is a podcast presented by N.C. Cooperative Extension and hosted by Jones County Extension Director, Jacob Morgan, with world-renowned experts as special guests. The topics covered in this podcast are crop-related covering weeds, agronomics, fertilizers, and pesticides

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Deer, Damage, and Deterrents
October 14, 2021

Jenny Carleo stops by to talk about a big issue for soybean growers. The good news is, now is the time to take care of it!

Wheats, Weeds and Gramoxone Resistant Grass!
October 4, 2021

This week Dr. Everman and Dr. Cahoon discuss weed control in winter wheat. And basically the Superman of cool-season weeds…

Winter Weed ID Video

Late Season Weed Control
August 18, 2021

Dr. Everman and Dr. Cahoon stop by to talk about late-season weed control and planning for potential weed problems in the coming wheat crop.

Soybean Update
August 5, 2021

Dr. Rachel Vann stopped by to discuss the soybean crop so far, the importance of timely harvest, and what to look out for to make and protect yield going forward.

To Twin Row or Not to Twin Row, That is the Question
July 27, 2021

Scott Tilley stops by to talk about his research with Twin Row planters. We talk about positives, negatives, and things to look out for.

Plant Bugs in Cotton
July 3, 2021

Dr. Dominic Reisig and Dr. Anders Huseth stop by to discuss plant bugs. Listen up as they talk about where they come from, why they matter, and who should look out for them.

Water – Too Much and Too Little
July 1, 2021

Dr. Poole stops by to discuss drainage, irrigation, how to manage water to increase yields. 

Drainage Information
Control Drainage and Crop Yields

Waste Applications and Nutrients
June 12, 2021

Dr. Stephanie Kulesza, Animal Waste Management Specialist with N.C. State University stopped by to discuss best practices for using manure as a fertilizer source.

Realistic Yields
Area Specialized Poultry  Agents

What is the Deal with Dicamba??
June 12, 2021

Dr. Wes Everman and Dr. Charlie Cahoon discuss cut off dates for Dicamba use in cotton and soybeans. 

You can find the dates in this article

Peanut Progress and Next Steps!
June 8, 2021

Dr. David Jordan stops by the podcast to discuss the up and down planting season for peanuts. What does it mean for stands? What does it mean for weed control? What does it mean for insects? Listen in and find out!

Peanut Risk Tool

NC State Extension Peanut Update

Early Season Weed Control
May 27, 2021

Listen in as Dr. Wes Everman and Dr. Charlie Cahoon discuss early-season weed management with these dry conditions.
We discuss what to expect with residual herbicides, postemergence herbicides, and layby herbicide applications!

Side-dress Applications for Corn
May 25, 2021

Jenny Carleo, Area Specialized Grain Agent, stopped by to discuss side-dress fertilizer applications. We focus on timing, placement, rate, and source. 

Small Corn and Drought
May 24, 2021

Today we share some comments from Dr. Ron Heiniger, NC State University Corn Specialist, shared last week regarding the dry weather and small corn. He discusses what the corn plant is going through, how it could affect the corn production at harvest time, and how to manage going forward.

Importance of Non-Bt Corn Refuge
May 24, 2021

Dr. Dominic Reisig, NC State Extension Entomologist stopped by to discuss non-Bt corn refuge. Why we need it, and other common questions regarding the topic.

Tobacco Update
May 18, 2021

We visit with Dr. Matthew Vann, NC State University Tobacco Specialist about how the Tobacco Season has gone so far. We also discuss what to expect with fertilization, weed control, and diseases going forward with the dry weather. 

Farmer’s Perspective on Stinkbugs in Corn
May 17, 2021

We visit with Jay Sullivan, a farmer in Sampson County, to discuss the impact stinkbugs have had on his corn crops and how N.C. Cooperative Extension has helped him better manage this pest. 

More information on scouting stinkbugs in corn and thresholds!

Cotton Planting
May 14, 2021

Dr. Guy Collins, NC State University Cotton Specialist stops by and we discuss the cold, dry start to Cotton 21. We talk about what growers should be looking out for to determine the need to replant, how to manage cotton that has already emerged, and how to move forward the rest of the cotton planting window.

Guava Root Knot Nematode
May 12, 2021

Join us as we talk with Dr. Adrienne Gorny, NC State University Assistant Professor in Nematode Epidemiology and Management about the Guava Root Knot Nematode (Meloidogyne enterolobii). We discuss where it came from, why it is such a problem and how to deal with it.