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Research Stations - Upper Coastal Plain Research Station

Research Programs

PeanutsWeed studies are conducted on cotton, soybeans and peanuts.

Peanut research programs include: evaluation of breeding lines and varieties for higher yield and CBR resistance, better quality and disease resistance; development of improved cultural practices; evaluation of experimental fungicides for foliar disease control; effect of weeds on overwintering of pathogens; evaluation of pathogen density on Sclerotina blight development; crop rotation studies; evaluation of plant growth regulators; variety verification of certified seed; and development of weed management strategies in conventional till, strip-till and cover crop systems. Transgenic peanut breeding lines are being evaluated for their resistance to Sclerotina.

Tobacco projects must be unracked and sorted by plot for collection of data

Tobacco

A major tobacco research effort focuses on breeding and development for better yield and quality of flue-cured and burley varieties for Black Shank and Granville Wilt resistance. Other research efforts are in disease control; evaluation of chemicals for protection from tomato spotted wilt; evaluation of fungicides and nematicides for pest control; development of black shank and nematode management strategies; variety development; breeding line and variety yield, quality and disease evaluations; and evaluation of cultural practices on quality and chemical composition.

 

Cotton variety trials and weeds studies are conducted onsite

Cotton

Projects include: herbicide evaluations and development of conventional and strip-till weed management strategies for conventional and herbicide tolerant cottons in conventional tillage, no-till till and cover crop systems; insecticide evaluations and development of insect management strategies for conventional and insect resistant cottons in conventional tillage, no-till till and cover crop systems; biological and ecological studies of insects and development of insect management systems; pesticide interactions involving insecticides, herbicides, nematocides and other pesticide types and yield and quality trials of commercial varieties and advanced breeding lines.

Corn

Research projects include the development of no-till and conventional weed management strategies in conventional and transgenic corns; development of herbicide recommendations based on soil type; evaluation of herbicide-insecticide interactions; evaluation of herbicides in herbicide-tolerant corn prior to release; development of cultural practices for enhanced yield and quality; crop rotation systems, and official variety testing for yield and quality.

Weed studies are conducted in soybeans to evaluate platning methods, varieties and herbicides

Soybeans

Soybean work focuses on development of improved cultural practices, weed control, herbicide evaluations and development of conventional and no-till weed management strategies, herbicide-adjuvant studies, herbicide-insecticide interactions, development of herbicide recommendations based on soil type, official variety testing, variety verification of certified seed and crop rotation systems.

 

 

 

NCDA&CS Research Stations Division, Alexander M. Stewart, Ph.D., Director
Mailing Address: 1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1001
Physical Address:2 W. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3236   FAX: (919) 733-1754