NC Cooperative Extension Resources

Recommendations

These recommendations apply only to North Carolina. They may not be appropriate for conditions in other states and may not comply with laws and regulations outside of North Carolina. Unless otherwise noted, these recommendations were current as of November 2014. Individuals who use agricultural chemicals are responsible for ensuring that the intended use complies with current regulations and conforms to the product label. Be sure to obtain current information about usage regulations and examine a current product label before applying any chemical. For assistance, contact your county Cooperative Extension Service agent. The use of brand names and any mention or listing of commercial products or services in the publication does not imply endorsement by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service nor discrimination against similar products or services not mentioned.

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Table of Contents

ABBREVIATIONS

I. PESTICIDE USE AND SAFETY INFORMATION

Restricted Use Pesticides; Special Local Need - Active 24 (c) Registrations in North Carolina; The Safe Use of Pesticides

II. CHEMICAL APPLICATION EQUIPMENT

Types of Equipment; Cleaning Equipment; Calibrating Chemical Application Equipment; Useful Tables and Data

III. HOW TO SEND SPECIMENS FOR DISEASE, INSECT, AND WEED IDENTIFICATION

Plant Disease and Insect Clinic; What to Sample; Insect Identification; Plant and Weed Identification; Soil Testing; Nematode Assay; Plant Tissue Nutrient Testing; Waste and Solution Analysis

IV. FERTILIZER USE

Lime and Fertilizer Suggestions for Field Crops; Pasture and Hay; Fruit; Lawns; Ornamental Plants; Nursery Crops; and Vegetable Crops
Fertilizer Rules and Regulations; Nutrient Content of Fertilizer Materials; Solubility of Selected Fertilizer Materials; Mixing Herbicides With Nitrogen Solutions or Fluid Fertilizers; How to Test Compatibility of Herbicides with Fluid Fertilizers; Fertilizer Placement, Livestock & Poultry Manure Production Rates and Nutrient Content; Beneficial Use of Municipal Biosolids; Certified Organic Farm Management Alternatives

V. INSECT CONTROL

Agricultural Uses (see also pest information from NCCES)

Pesticides and Honey Bees; Field Corn, Grain Sorghum, Small Grains, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Flue-Cured and Burley Tobacco, Commercial Vegetables and Greenhouse Vegetables
Livestock and Poultry
Community Pest Control and Industrial and Household Pests
Arthropod Management for Ornamental Plants Grown in Greenhouses; Ornamental Plants Grown in Nurseries or Landscapes; Christmas Trees
Commercial Turf
Wood and Wood Products
Home Uses: Home Vegetable Garden; Household Pests; Home Lawns

VI. INSECT AND DISEASE CONTROL OF FRUITS

Apple Spray Program; Blueberry Spray Program; Caneberry Spray Program; Bunch Grape Spray Program; Muscadine Grape Spray Program; Peach and Nectarine Spray Guide; Strawberry Disease and Insect Control

VII. CHEMICAL WEED CONTROL

Weed Control in Field Crops: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Sorghum, Soybeans, Sunflowers, Tobacco, and Wheat, Barley, Oats, Rye, and Triticale; Glyphosate Formulations; Herbicide Resistance Management; Weed Control in Clary Sage
Fruit Crops; Hay Crops and Pastures; Lawns and Turf; Ornamentals; Vegetable Crops; Forest Stands; Aquatic Weeds; Specific Weeds; Woody Plants; and Total Vegetation Control in Noncropland

VIII. PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS

Cotton; Harvest Aids and Preharvest Dessicants; Apples; Floriculture Crops in Greenhouses; Woody Ornamental Crops; Flue-Cured and Burley Tobacco; Fruiting Vegetables; Peanuts; and Turfgrasses

IX. ANIMAL DAMAGE CONTROL

General Practices; Description of Potential Animal Pests; Animal Control Suggestions; Rodenticides; and Fish Control

X. DISEASE CONTROL

Field Crops: Wheat; Corn; Cotton; Peanuts; Soybeans; and Tobacco
Floral, Nursery, Landscape and Turfgrass Diseases
Greenhouse Floriculture Crops
Forest, Christmas Trees, and Ornamental Trees
Commercial Vegetables
Greenhouse Disease Control

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North Carolina State University

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Publication date: April 1, 2015