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Virginia Corn: 6 FactorsTo Consider In Fungicide Decisions

Virginia Corn: 6 FactorsTo Consider In Fungicide Decisions

👤By Hillary Mehl, Plant Pathologist, Virginia Tech 🕔Jul 3, 2015

Recent warm, wet weather has favored development of foliar diseases in corn and other crops. Northern corn leaf blight has been confirmed in southeastern Virginia over the past week, and gray leaf spot has been observed on corn in the

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Virginia Cotton: Less Aggressive Growth Than Expected

Virginia Cotton: Less Aggressive Growth Than Expected

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jul 2, 2015

With the recent soil moisture, you would expect that everything is growing big and needs some growth regulator management; however, several situations are showing less aggressive growth. These situations include cotton that has not been side dressed, some heavy soil

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Virginia Cotton: Bloom Should Be Just Around the Corner

Virginia Cotton: Bloom Should Be Just Around the Corner

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jun 30, 2015

As June transitions to July, we are expecting some nice weather. By the end of the week, we have a couple of days with a half of a chance of some more rain. The cotton is also transitioning into bloom.

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Virginia: Storms Bring Needed Moisture – USDA

Virginia: Storms Bring Needed Moisture – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 29, 2015

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 28, 2015. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN ROCKINGHAM (Doug Horn) Rockingham County received 2.5

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Virginia Soybeans: 7 Steps to Deal with Manganese Deficiencies

Virginia Soybeans: 7 Steps to Deal with Manganese Deficiencies

👤By David Holshouser, Virginia Cooperate Extension 🕔Jun 26, 2015

Manganese (Mn) deficiencies are starting to appear.  Such a deficiency is common in Virginia soybean, but these deficiencies are not necessarily due to low Mn levels in the soil.  Instead, like many micronutrients (nutrients that are needed by the plant

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Virginia Cotton: Black Flag Popping Up, 4 Steps to Help Manage

Virginia Cotton: Black Flag Popping Up, 4 Steps to Help Manage

👤By Ames Herbert, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 26, 2015

As you may have heard, reports out of northeastern North Carolina are talking about infestations of plant bugs (Lygus) causing a symptom called “black flag” by feeding on presquare cotton.  This is very rare in US cotton.  This symptom is

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Virginia Cotton: Pre-Bloom Pix

Virginia Cotton: Pre-Bloom Pix

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jun 24, 2015

Putting Pix on cotton prior to blooming is one of those good problems to have. The good news is growth in our plants is beautiful. The perfect size cotton plant would be around 24 to 30 inches tall when it

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Virginia: Crops in Mostly Good Condition Despite Heat – USDA

Virginia: Crops in Mostly Good Condition Despite Heat – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 22, 2015

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 21, 2015. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. WESTERN BOTETOURT (Kate Lawrence) More producers are choosing

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Virginia Cotton: Plant Bugs Causing Black Flag

Virginia Cotton: Plant Bugs Causing Black Flag

👤By Ames Herbert, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 19, 2015

As you may have heard, reports out of northeastern North Carolina are talking about infestations of plant bugs (Lygus) causing a symptom called “black flag” by feeding on presquare cotton.  This is very rare in US cotton.  This symptom is

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Virginia Cotton: Plantbug Management in Light and Spotty Pressure

Virginia Cotton: Plantbug Management in Light and Spotty Pressure

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jun 19, 2015

I’ve been surveying a bunch of fields over a wide geographical area to determine the overall situation for plantbugs for our region to see if we have anything different from normal. Basically the plantbugs have existed in higher numbers in

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