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Virginia Field Reports: Planting in Full Swing with Drier Weather

Virginia Field Reports: Planting in Full Swing with Drier Weather

👤From USDA 🕔May 22, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 21, 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 activity

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Virginia Field Reports: Cool, Wet Week Limits Field Work

Virginia Field Reports: Cool, Wet Week Limits Field Work

👤From USDA 🕔May 15, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 14, 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) Rather cool week. Low

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Virginia Cotton: Warrant and Cool, Wet Soils

Virginia Cotton: Warrant and Cool, Wet Soils

👤By Charlie Cahoon, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔May 12, 2017

Warrant is an encapsulated formulation of the herbicide acetochlor and has widely become a part of our postemergence (POST) herbicide program in cotton.  Although Warrant does not control emerged weeds, it does provide excellent residual control of pigweed, other small

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Virginia Corn: Starting Over After a Failed Stand

Virginia Corn: Starting Over After a Failed Stand

👤By Charlie Cahoon and Michael Flessner, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔May 12, 2017

Over the past few days we have had several questions concerning replanting corn behind an already failed corn stand.  Our biggest concern in this situation is how to terminate emerged corn from the first planting.  The best option for small

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Virginia Cotton: After 10 Day Planting Delay, Back to Normal in Just 2 Days

Virginia Cotton: After 10 Day Planting Delay, Back to Normal in Just 2 Days

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔May 11, 2017

Well, after what looked like a complete lock up for cotton planters for a 10 day period, we are now moving back to a pretty typical planting pattern for our region much sooner than we thought just two days ago. 

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Virginia Field Reports: Late Rains Cap Strong Week of Planting

Virginia Field Reports: Late Rains Cap Strong Week of Planting

👤From USDA 🕔May 8, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 5, 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 Soybeans: Should You Inoculate Your Seed?

Virginia Soybeans: Should You Inoculate Your Seed? Updated

👤By David Holshouser, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔May 8, 2017

Soybean, being a high protein crop, require more nitrogen than any other nutrient. Fortunately, through a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, soybean is able to fix its own nitrogen.  You can easily see this relationship with bacteria by examining the

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Virginia Wheat: Risk of Fusarium Head Blight Infections Is Very High

Virginia Wheat: Risk of Fusarium Head Blight Infections Is Very High

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

Following last week’s rain, the risk for Fusarium head blight (FHB or scab) infections has increased, and the risk is very high even for moderately resistant varieties in certain portions of the state (see FHB Risk Map). Much of the

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Virginia Field Reports: Rains Recharge Soils Ahead of Late Week Heat

Virginia Field Reports: Rains Recharge Soils Ahead of Late Week Heat

👤From USDA 🕔May 1, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 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) Some much needed rain

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Virginia Soybeans: Seeding Rates – How Low Can We Go?

Virginia Soybeans: Seeding Rates – How Low Can We Go?

👤By David Holshouser, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 27, 2017

t seems that everything that you read about soybean seeding rates is that we are planting too many seed.  In general, I agree – at least for full-season soybean.  We still seem to have that mindset that it takes 1

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