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Virginia Field Reports: More Heavy Rains but Crops Mostly Look Good

Virginia Field Reports: More Heavy Rains but Crops Mostly Look Good

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 27, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 26, 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) Two severe thunderstorms Thursday

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Virginia Cotton: July 4th Next Week – When Are We Gonna See a Bloom?

Virginia Cotton: July 4th Next Week – When Are We Gonna See a Bloom?

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

All of our cotton that was planted in May has reached the squaring stage. That will translate to a full month from this point where every square that gets on the plants between now and the end of July will

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Virginia Cotton: Residual Herbicides Make Comeback Against Resistant Weeds

Virginia Cotton: Residual Herbicides Make Comeback Against Resistant Weeds

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jun 22, 2016

We have moved back to more intensive use of residual herbicides for cotton production as we manage resistant weeds. Some of our slow growth this year has been because of a bit of stunting from herbicides used during the cool

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Virginia Field Reports: Wheat Harvest Begins, Farmers Catch Up on Field Work

Virginia Field Reports: Wheat Harvest Begins, Farmers Catch Up on Field Work

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 21, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 19, 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) Rain on Thursday helped

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Virginia Field Reports: Good Week for Field Work, Crop Development

Virginia Field Reports: Good Week for Field Work, Crop Development

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 13, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 12, 2016. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. CENTRAL AMELIA (Laura Siegle) We have had a

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Virginia Cotton: Thrips Not Bad; Weeds Coming On

Virginia Cotton: Thrips Not Bad; Weeds Coming On

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jun 10, 2016

Our early season insect issues are all but over.  I have not seen any fields that have a bad thrips situation this week but am  a little bit concerned about the areas where standing water or saturated fields have damaged plants that

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Virginia Field Reports: Rains Bring Most Field Work to a Halt

Virginia Field Reports: Rains Bring Most Field Work to a Halt

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 7, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 5, 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) Locally heavy rains caused

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Virginia Soybeans: Do We Need to Bump Up Our Seeding Rates?

Virginia Soybeans: Do We Need to Bump Up Our Seeding Rates?

👤By David Holshouser, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 3, 2016

It’s hard to believe, but June is here and we need to start thinking about increasing our soybean seeding rates.  I’ve been recommending only 100 to 115 thousand seeds per acre for full-season production, enough to give you 70 to

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Virginia Cotton: Pushing the Planters to Beat the Rain

Virginia Cotton: Pushing the Planters to Beat the Rain

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jun 1, 2016

There is about a 20 to 40% chance of rain for the next couple of days and then more on Friday. In Virginia, we are still trying to get some cotton acreage planted this week.   We have about a

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Virginia Field Reports: Sun Comes Out, Farmers Jump Into Fields

Virginia Field Reports: Sun Comes Out, Farmers Jump Into Fields

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 1, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 29, 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) Clear skies and warm

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