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Virginia Soybeans: Seeding Rates – How Low Can We Go?

Virginia Soybeans: Seeding Rates – How Low Can We Go?

👤By David Holshouser, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 27, 2017

t seems that everything that you read about soybean seeding rates is that we are planting too many seed.  In general, I agree – at least for full-season soybean.  We still seem to have that mindset that it takes 1

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Virginia Cotton: What Are the Pros and Cons of Planting Early?

Virginia Cotton: What Are the Pros and Cons of Planting Early?

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Apr 27, 2017

Back in the 90’s, our goal was to push cotton planting as early as possible, even with the idea of getting as much in before May 5th as possible. This was not wrong based on the trends and technology for

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Virginia Field Reports: Rains Help Corn Germination, Slow Planting

Virginia Field Reports: Rains Help Corn Germination, Slow Planting

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 23, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN ROCKINGHAM (Doug Horn) A lot of corn

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Virginia Wheat: Time to Make Fungicide Decisions for Head Scab

Virginia Wheat: Time to Make Fungicide Decisions for Head Scab

👤By Hillary Mehl, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Wheat is beginning to flower throughout Virginia, so it is time to make decisions about fungicide applications for both Fusarium head blight (FHB, also known as scab) and to protect the flag leaf as the grains begin to form. Currently,

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Virginia Field Reports: Corn Planting Gets Underway

Virginia Field Reports: Corn Planting Gets Underway

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 17, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 16, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN ROCKINGHAM (Doug Horn) Another dry week with

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Virginia Cotton: Preliminary looks at Planting

Virginia Cotton: Preliminary looks at Planting

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

This is the week I have been waiting for; not only is it the beginning of the daily radio broadcast with WLQM (101.7FM) radio (12:30pm), but April 20 is on Thursday of this week and that is the traditional calendar

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Virginia Wheat: Time to Start Thinking About Scab Fungicides

Virginia Wheat: Time to Start Thinking About Scab Fungicides

👤By Hillary Mehl, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 12, 2017

Though it is still a little early to be making scab fungicide applications, it is time to start thinking about if and when to apply a fungicide to the wheat crop. Wheat in parts of Virginia is starting to head,

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Virginia Field Reports: Severe Storms Bring Needed Moisture, Unneeded Damage

Virginia Field Reports: Severe Storms Bring Needed Moisture, Unneeded Damage

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 10, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 9, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN CULPEPER (Carl Stafford) Severe thunderstorm event last

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Virginia Sorghum: Section 18 Authorized for Transform WG for Sugarcane Aphids

Virginia Sorghum: Section 18 Authorized for Transform WG for Sugarcane Aphids

👤By Sean Malone, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 7, 2017

In accordance with Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, the EPA has authorized the Emergency Exemption use of Transform WG (active ingredient = sulfoxaflor) to be used on sorghum to control sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari) in

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Virginia Field Reports: Wheat Looks Mostly Good Despite Freezes

Virginia Field Reports: Wheat Looks Mostly Good Despite Freezes

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 4, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 2, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN FAIRFAX (Adria Bordas) It has been a

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