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Virginia Cotton: Insect Pressure Increasing as Boll Set Progresses

Virginia Cotton: Insect Pressure Increasing as Boll Set Progresses

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jul 27, 2016

As July gives way to August, our cotton crop appears to be right on schedule for this time of year. We are now moving into a more normal temperature pattern with a half a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. I am

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Virginia Field Reports: Heat Stress and Storm Damage

Virginia Field Reports: Heat Stress and Storm Damage

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 26, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 24, 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) The last week was hot

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Virginia Sorghum: Scouting Fields for Sugarcane Aphids is Crucial

Virginia Sorghum: Scouting Fields for Sugarcane Aphids is Crucial

👤By Brent Bean, United Sorghum Checkoff Program 🕔Jul 25, 2016

As many of you know, the sugarcane aphid has moved north faster than last year.  We now have confirmed reports of SCA in three southern counties of Kansas.  In addition, SCA is present as far north as Kentucky and Virginia. 

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Virginia Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Found in Dinwiddie County

Virginia Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Found in Dinwiddie County

👤By Sean Malone, Virginia Ag and Pest Crop Advisory 🕔Jul 21, 2016

On July 20, 2016, Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent Mike Parrish submitted an insect sample collected from sorghum in Dinwiddie County, VA, that we confirmed as sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari).  Last year, this aphid was not found in Virginia until late

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Virginia Cotton:  I hope the weatherman is wrong.

Virginia Cotton: I hope the weatherman is wrong.

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jul 20, 2016

Soil moisture varies a bit in our region as we have had different amounts of rainfall depending on location.  Now the forecast indicates a week of temperatures well into the 90s with little chance of rainfall.  I hope the weatherman

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Virginia Field Reports: Hot and Humid with Limited Showers

Virginia Field Reports: Hot and Humid with Limited Showers

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 18, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 17, 2016. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. WESTERN ROCKBRIDGE (Thomas Stanley) A week of hot

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Virginia Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Not Found Yet but Keep Scouting

Virginia Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Not Found Yet but Keep Scouting

👤By Sean Malone, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jul 14, 2016

Our team has been scouting sorghum for sugarcane aphid in Isle of Wight, Southampton, Suffolk, and Sussex counties, but we have not detected them yet this season.  They have been found in North Carolina, and with their ability to spread

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Virginia Cotton: Do 2 Half Chances of Rain Make a Whole Chance?

Virginia Cotton: Do 2 Half Chances of Rain Make a Whole Chance?

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jul 14, 2016

The heat is on for a couple of days and the areas that seem like they have good soil moisture are shrinking quickly.  There is nothing like a 100 degrees to suck the water out of land during the summer time. 

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Virginia Field Reports: Wheat Harvest, Soy Planting Mostly Finished

Virginia Field Reports: Wheat Harvest, Soy Planting Mostly Finished

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 12, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 10, 2016. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. WESTERN ROCKBRIDGE (Thomas Stanley) The week started with

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Virginia Cotton: Forecast Flip Flop and The Tale of Two Crops

Virginia Cotton: Forecast Flip Flop and The Tale of Two Crops

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jul 8, 2016

Well never mind about the week with no rain.  Not only did we get a surprise rain last night but the forecast now suggests more rain early next week.  There continues to be two types of cotton in our region. 

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