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Virginia Field Reports: Rains Help Corn Germination, Slow Planting

Virginia Field Reports: Rains Help Corn Germination, Slow Planting

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 23, 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 lot of corn

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Virginia Wheat: Time to Make Fungicide Decisions for Head Scab

Virginia Wheat: Time to Make Fungicide Decisions for Head Scab

👤By Hillary Mehl, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Wheat is beginning to flower throughout Virginia, so it is time to make decisions about fungicide applications for both Fusarium head blight (FHB, also known as scab) and to protect the flag leaf as the grains begin to form. Currently,

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Virginia Field Reports: Corn Planting Gets Underway

Virginia Field Reports: Corn Planting Gets Underway

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 17, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 16, 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) Another dry week with

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Virginia Cotton: Preliminary looks at Planting

Virginia Cotton: Preliminary looks at Planting

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Apr 17, 2017

This is the week I have been waiting for; not only is it the beginning of the daily radio broadcast with WLQM (101.7FM) radio (12:30pm), but April 20 is on Thursday of this week and that is the traditional calendar

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Virginia Wheat: Time to Start Thinking About Scab Fungicides

Virginia Wheat: Time to Start Thinking About Scab Fungicides

👤By Hillary Mehl, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 12, 2017

Though it is still a little early to be making scab fungicide applications, it is time to start thinking about if and when to apply a fungicide to the wheat crop. Wheat in parts of Virginia is starting to head,

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Virginia Field Reports: Severe Storms Bring Needed Moisture, Unneeded Damage

Virginia Field Reports: Severe Storms Bring Needed Moisture, Unneeded Damage

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 10, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 9, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN CULPEPER (Carl Stafford) Severe thunderstorm event last

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Virginia Sorghum: Section 18 Authorized for Transform WG for Sugarcane Aphids

Virginia Sorghum: Section 18 Authorized for Transform WG for Sugarcane Aphids

👤By Sean Malone, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 7, 2017

In accordance with Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, the EPA has authorized the Emergency Exemption use of Transform WG (active ingredient = sulfoxaflor) to be used on sorghum to control sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari) in

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Virginia Field Reports: Wheat Looks Mostly Good Despite Freezes

Virginia Field Reports: Wheat Looks Mostly Good Despite Freezes

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 4, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 2, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN FAIRFAX (Adria Bordas) It has been a

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Virginia Wheat: Stripe Rust Confirmed on the Eastern Shore

Virginia Wheat: Stripe Rust Confirmed on the Eastern Shore

👤By Hillary Mehl, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 3, 2017

On Friday, stripe rust was confirmed on a wheat sample from a field in Northampton County, Virginia. Steve Rideout, Extension Plant Pathologist at the Eastern Shore AREC, reported that infection is fairly severe and rainy conditions will favor the pathogen’s

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Virginia: Keep Grain Bins Cool to Stave Off Insect Pests

Virginia: Keep Grain Bins Cool to Stave Off Insect Pests

👤From Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 28, 2017

Our recent warm weather has done more than wake up your plants – it has signaled to many insects that it is time to start feeding and reproducing. Prompted by a call from ANR agent Mike Parrish in Dinwiddie County,

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