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Virginia: Cotton a Good Choice Whether Yields Good or Average in 2017

Virginia: Cotton a Good Choice Whether Yields Good or Average in 2017

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Feb 24, 2017

The Virginia state wide cotton meeting yesterday sponsored by the Virginia Cotton Growers Association was well attended and the program was well worth the total investment of a full day. It’s clear that if we are headed for a good

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Virginia Peanuts: Strip Versus Conventional Till

Virginia Peanuts: Strip Versus Conventional Till

👤By Maria Balota, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Feb 23, 2017

Research at the North Carolina State University showed that peanut yields were lower when planted on fine-textured soiled in strip tillage in comparison with conventional tillage.   Yield reduction appeared to be associated with greater pod loss in the digging

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Virginia Cotton: Burndown Time is Closer Than it Appears

Virginia Cotton: Burndown Time is Closer Than it Appears

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

After 80 degrees on Sunday it made me realize we are closer to the beginning of burndown than I thought.  Some early treatments could have already begun.  There is quite a bit of information in the farm press as weed

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Virginia Cotton: Price Protection Strategies

Virginia Cotton: Price Protection Strategies

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Feb 13, 2017

Now that we have a price for cotton that is about 14 cents above break-even with average yields, we have to consider strategies that protect us.  The most common strategy that is implemented is simply booking cotton. I like getting

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Virginia Cotton: Less Than 30% of Farmers Averaged Over 750 Pounds in 2016

Virginia Cotton: Less Than 30% of Farmers Averaged Over 750 Pounds in 2016

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Feb 9, 2017

Congratulations to cotton yield champions for 2016. This past year was in the bottom 3 for yield, and could have been the worst season of all time for cotton when you consider how much better the technology for yield is

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Virginia: Peanut Variety, Quality Evaluation Report for 2016

Virginia: Peanut Variety, Quality Evaluation Report for 2016

👤By Maria Balota, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jan 25, 2017

Growers in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina are always in need for high yielding, disease resistant and early maturing peanut varieties with good grading and processing quality. The multi-state Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation (PVQE) program evaluates advanced breeding

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Virginia Cotton: Looking Forward to More Variety Choices

Virginia Cotton: Looking Forward to More Variety Choices

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

The year is starting out pretty interesting. We have some strong candidates going forward for variety selection. Several old standby varieties remain at the top, and we are getting some challengers from the newer varieties. One of the assumptions many

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Virginia Eastern Shore Ag Conference and Trade Show, Melfa, Jan. 25-27

Virginia Eastern Shore Ag Conference and Trade Show, Melfa, Jan. 25-27

👤By Mark Reiter, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jan 10, 2017

We look forward to seeing you January 25th through the 27th at the Annual Eastern Shore Ag Conference & Trade Show! You can find the program online here. Virginia pesticide re-certification and Certified Crop Adviser credits will be available. See

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Virginia Eastern Shore Ag Conference and Trade Show, Melfa, Jan. 25-26

Virginia Eastern Shore Ag Conference and Trade Show, Melfa, Jan. 25-26

👤By Mark Reiter, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 27, 2016

Join us in Melfa, VA for the 27th Annual Eastern Shore Agricultural Conference and Trade Show on January 25-26, 2017. This event is free, open to the public, and will be held at the Eastern Shore Community College Workforce Development Center.

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Virginia Cotton: A Season Marked by 3 Weather Events and a Tough End

Virginia Cotton: A Season Marked by 3 Weather Events and a Tough End

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Nov 21, 2016

The Virginia cotton season is about wrapped up and because we are entering the holiday season. I’ll just say it’s like a Charlie Brown Christmas.  Without getting too philosophical (that could come later) this year is going to create questions

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