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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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Virginia: Good Time to Get Ahead of Wild Mustard, Wild Radish

Virginia: Good Time to Get Ahead of Wild Mustard, Wild Radish

👤By Charlie Cahoon, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Nov 17, 2016

This fall I have noticed quite a few fields plagued by wild mustard/wild radish.  These species are difficult to control primarily due to size at burndown time.  Some of the fields I have passed are already knee high and I

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Virginia Field Reports: Harvest Races to Finish

Virginia Field Reports: Harvest Races to Finish

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 15, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 13, 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. Good conditions

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Virginia Field Reports: Good Week for Harvest, Frost Hits Some Areas

Virginia Field Reports: Good Week for Harvest, Frost Hits Some Areas

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 31, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 20, 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) Soil is getting dry

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Virginia Cotton: Hardlock Having a Big Impact on Yields

Virginia Cotton: Hardlock Having a Big Impact on Yields

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Oct 26, 2016

This part of the cotton belt has some outstanding yield history that is a good bit over 1000 pounds per acre for many farms. As a result, anytime we make less than 2 bales per acre, it is a disappointment.

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Virginia Field Reports: Harvest Speed Picking Up

Virginia Field Reports: Harvest Speed Picking Up

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 25, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 23, 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) First half of the

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Virginia Cotton: Hardlock Heart Breaker

Virginia Cotton: Hardlock Heart Breaker

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

Cotton yields seem to be all over the board based on the early results from picking.  We are getting lower yields where there was no rainfall in August particularly on the lighter soil types. In addition, there seems to be

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Virginia Field Reports: Soggy Fields Drying Quickly, Harvest Ramping Up

Virginia Field Reports: Soggy Fields Drying Quickly, Harvest Ramping Up

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 18, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 16, 2016. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. WESTERN ROCKBRIDGE (Thomas A Stanley) This week was

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Virginia Cotton: Improved Weather, Good 7 Day Stretch Begins Sun.

Virginia Cotton: Improved Weather, Good 7 Day Stretch Begins Sun.

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

Field conditions are improving quickly. I think we almost forgot what low humidity is and how helpful it is in the fall. Reports from western and northern Southampton, Sussex, and Surry counties indicate farmers are able to get on the

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Virginia Cotton: Thoughts on Defoliation

Virginia Cotton: Thoughts on Defoliation

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

The coolest night for the next week is expected to occur early Saturday morning.  Then a warming trend moves in that is expected to bring us some 80 degree temperatures by mid-week.  Seems like half the time, the warmest weather

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Fertilizer is Tough Sell in Europe, 50% Less Used in France  – DTN

Fertilizer is Tough Sell in Europe, 50% Less Used in France – DTN

Fertilizer regulations continue to be a burden for Europe’s retailers and farmers as the general public there looks at fertilizer as a bad thing, according to one European fertilizer insider.