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Virginia Field Reports: Rains Benefit Crops, Pastures

Virginia Field Reports: Rains Benefit Crops, Pastures

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 22, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 20, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN LOUDOUN (Jim Hilleary) Frequent rain events; high

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Virginia Field Reports: Rains Bring Relief, Drought Stress in Some Areas

Virginia Field Reports: Rains Bring Relief, Drought Stress in Some Areas

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 13, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN ROCKINGHAM (Doug Horn) A good rain Monday

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Virginia Cotton: Most Pests Below Threshold but Keep Scouting

Virginia Cotton: Most Pests Below Threshold but Keep Scouting

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Aug 10, 2017

The moth flight is holding steady but still either spotty or picking back up a bit after falling off earlier.  For worms, check under bloom tags (the brown dried up bloom that does not fall off the small bolls) as

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Virginia Peanuts: Some Plants Turning Yellow, a Variety of Possible Causes

Virginia Peanuts: Some Plants Turning Yellow, a Variety of Possible Causes

👤By Maria Balota, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 9, 2017

According with the FSA, 26,323 acres of peanut were planted this year in Virginia; and the crop progresses well so far. The early May planted peanuts are getting close to the full seed growth stage (two pictures of peanut pods

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Virginia Field Reports: Limited Moisture Relief, Still Mostly Dry

Virginia Field Reports: Limited Moisture Relief, Still Mostly Dry

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 6, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN LOUDOUN (Jim Hilleary) A mostly mild summer

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Virginia Cotton: Lots of Pests on the Radar, but So Far So Good

Virginia Cotton: Lots of Pests on the Radar, but So Far So Good

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Aug 4, 2017

The bollworm moth flight seems to be peaking for this first round although August is not even a week old. The intensity was variable as very large numbers could be detected in some areas, while in other areas it has

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Virginia Cotton: Plant Bug Populations on the Rise

Virginia Cotton: Plant Bug Populations on the Rise

👤By Seth Dorman, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 4, 2017

Twenty-three representative cotton fields in eight Virginia counties were scouted weekly for mean plant bug density. Data for the July 17th to August 3rd sampling period is represented in the distribution map below. Red dots on the map represent fields

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Virginia Field Reports: Mostly Dry Week Causing Some Crop Stress

Virginia Field Reports: Mostly Dry Week Causing Some Crop Stress

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 1, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 30, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN ROCKINGHAM (Doug Horn) Heavy rains on Friday.

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Virginia Cotton: Focus Shifting to Bollworms; Control Varies by Variety

Virginia Cotton: Focus Shifting to Bollworms; Control Varies by Variety

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jul 27, 2017

I got a chance to spend a little time north of highway 58 yesterday and while confirming that some corn earworm moths are present, the level was a bit lower and spottier compared to the flight I was seeing on

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Virginia Cotton: Large Bollworm Flight This Year, Scout Bt Fields

Virginia Cotton: Large Bollworm Flight This Year, Scout Bt Fields

👤From Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jul 27, 2017

If blacklight traps at the Tidewater AREC in Suffolk are any indication, we are currently experiencing an unusually large and early bollworm (aka corn earworm) moth flight this year. Average trap catches over the past 4 nights have averaged 70

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