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Virginia Cotton: Improved Forecast Gives Green Light to Defoliation

Virginia Cotton: Improved Forecast Gives Green Light to Defoliation

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Sep 30, 2016

The current forecast gives us the window we have been looking for. We have sort of dodged a bullet this week by not getting massive amounts of rainfall again. Although the humidity and periods of some rainfall has taken another

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Virginia Soybeans: Timely Harvest Minimizes Seed Quality Problems

Virginia Soybeans: Timely Harvest Minimizes Seed Quality Problems

👤By David Holshouser, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Sep 30, 2016

The map below shows the amount of rainfall received in Virginia over the last 14 days.  And the weather forecast is calling for more.  While this rain may still help our double-crop soybean, early-planted early-maturing varieties will run the risk

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Virginia Field Reports: Widespread Rains Slow Harvest, Recharge Soil Moisture

Virginia Field Reports: Widespread Rains Slow Harvest, Recharge Soil Moisture

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 27, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 25, 2016. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN ROCKINGHAM (Doug Horn) Finally received some rainfall

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Virginia Field Reports: Corn Harvest Chugs Along, Yield Reports Good

Virginia Field Reports: Corn Harvest Chugs Along, Yield Reports Good

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 19, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 18, 2016. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN ROCKINGHAM (Doug Horn) Continued dry. Silage dried

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Virginia Insects: Bollworm Resistance Remains High; BMSB Spreads

Virginia Insects: Bollworm Resistance Remains High; BMSB Spreads

👤By Sean Malone, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Sep 16, 2016

Soybean-brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB):  Our scouts detected BMSB in two new counties this week-Charles City and Stafford.  Eight counties were at threshold (3-5 per 2-minute visual count along the field edge)-these are listed at the bottom of the map.

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Virginia Soybeans: More Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs Turning Up

Virginia Soybeans: More Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs Turning Up

👤By Sean Malone, Research Specialist Senior, Tidewater AREC 🕔Sep 16, 2016

Soybean-brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB):  Our scouts detected BMSB in two new counties this week-Charles City and Stafford.  Eight counties were at threshold (3-5 per 2-minute visual count along the field edge)-these are listed at the bottom of the map.

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Virginia Cotton: Heat Units Ahead on Late Planted Crop

Virginia Cotton: Heat Units Ahead on Late Planted Crop

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Sep 13, 2016

Cotton DD-60’s for Holland have passed 2100, and both Capron and Waverly are not far behind surpassing 2000 over the weekend. Once we pass 2000 DD-60’s we start thinking of finding some early fields that are ready to defoliate, only

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Virginia Field Reports: Harvest Moves Forward, Crops Remain Stressed

Virginia Field Reports: Harvest Moves Forward, Crops Remain Stressed

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 13, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 11, 2016. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN ROCKINGHAM (Doug Horn) Continued hot and dry.

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Virginia: High Numbers of Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs; Corn Earworm Resistance at 46%

👤By Sean Malone, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Sep 9, 2016

White sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari, in sorghum:  I did not receive any reports of this aphid being found in any new Virginia counties this week. Brown marmorated stink bug in soybean:  Our scouts reported 11 Virginia counties having threshold levels

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Virginia: Peanut Pod Blasting Clinics, Sept. 12, 19

Virginia: Peanut Pod Blasting Clinics, Sept. 12, 19

👤By Livvy Preisser, Virginia Extension Agent for Southampton County 🕔Sep 8, 2016

There will be two peanut pod blasting clinics conducted this year in order to determine optimum peanut digging dates. The first clinic is conducted by Janet Spencer (Isle of Wight, ANR) Monday, Sept. 12, at at 8 a.m. on Indika

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