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Virginia Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs – Don’t Panic Yet, but Keep Scouting Your Fields

Virginia Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs – Don’t Panic Yet, but Keep Scouting Your Fields

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jun 28, 2017

Articles about tarnished plant bugs are showing up earlier than normal, and some of it sounds like folks are already sounding off the alarm.  But I don’t see it… yet, so I thought I would give a little input.  There

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Virginia Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs Migrating into Fields

Virginia Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs Migrating into Fields

👤By Seth Dorman, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 27, 2017

My name is Seth Dorman, and I’m a graduate student with Dr. Sally Taylor in the Virginia Tech Department of Entomology. My research focuses on tarnished plant bug (Lygus lineolaris) management and distribution in Virginia cotton. In recent weeks, large

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Virginia Corn: Aerial Applications Are Effective for Stink Bugs

Virginia Corn: Aerial Applications Are Effective for Stink Bugs

👤From Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Last week the entomology department followed up on aerial spray applications for stink bugs. These applications were very effective (>98% mortality). If you are considering spraying for this pest in your corn, NCSU recommends bifenthrin as the pyrethroid of choice. This

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Virginia Field Reports: Wheat Harvest Makes Progress

Virginia Field Reports: Wheat Harvest Makes Progress

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 25, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. WESTERN ROCKBRIDGE (Thomas Stanley) Rockbridge had rainfall totals

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Virginia Soybeans: 6 Considerations for Double-Crop Planting

Virginia Soybeans: 6 Considerations for Double-Crop Planting

👤By David Holshouser, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 23, 2017

June is usually the time of the year when full season soybean is kicking into high gear and we begin planting double-crop soybean. And like always, various issues are beginning to arise, whether its the weather or finding out mistakes

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Virginia Cotton: Cindy May Not Bring as Much Rain as Feared

Virginia Cotton: Cindy May Not Bring as Much Rain as Feared

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Here at the end of a moisture restoring week, we Ag folks are looking at the current weather forecast hoping to miss this next chance of rain for the weekend. The forecast is a bit of a different story today

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Virginia Corn: Stink Bug Numbers Continue to Climb

Virginia Corn: Stink Bug Numbers Continue to Climb

👤From Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 20, 2017

Brown stink bug numbers have continued to increase in eastern Virginia from the Northern Neck to the Tidewater region. We have scouted fields in Suffolk and Caroline County with higher than threshold infestations spanning the entire field. Infestations in most fields

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Virginia Field Crops: Wheat Harvest Makes Good Progress Where Weather Allows

Virginia Field Crops: Wheat Harvest Makes Good Progress Where Weather Allows

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 19, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 18, 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) Widely scattered thunderstorms

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Virginia Corn: Stink Bug Numbers Increasing

Virginia Corn: Stink Bug Numbers Increasing

👤From Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 16, 2017

Coinciding with the wheat harvest, brown stink bugs have been moving into pre-tassel corn in the southeastern region of our Virginia. The entomology department has scouted fields over threshold in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. So far this season, stink bugs

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Virginia Cotton: 5 “No Cost” Tips to Keep in Mind

Virginia Cotton: 5 “No Cost” Tips to Keep in Mind

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jun 16, 2017

I have covered the entire region over the last several days and it is quite obvious that overall, we have a good foundation for successful cotton production this year.  There are also a number of issues or sometimes mistakes that

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