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Virginia Soybeans: Where You’ll Find Kudzu Bugs

Virginia Soybeans: Where You’ll Find Kudzu Bugs

👤By Sean Malone, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 28, 2015

Brown marmorated stink bug and kudzu bug were found in soybean in several additional Virginia counties this week-please refer to the distribution maps below.  Fields at or above the BMSB threshold of 3 to 5 total adults + medium and

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Virginia Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Drawing Closer

Virginia Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Drawing Closer

👤By Ames Herbert, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 26, 2015

Sugarcane aphid (SCA) is inundating sorghum in a lot of the southeast and mid-South. As of this week (Aug. 26) we know that a field plot in Kinston, NC (see images below) is heavily infested and at least some have

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Virginia: Harvest Begins Amid Heat, Light Showers – USDA

Virginia: Harvest Begins Amid Heat, Light Showers – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 24, 2015

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 23, 2015. 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) A few light

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Virginia: Corn Earworm Moths Take Flight

Virginia: Corn Earworm Moths Take Flight

👤By Ames Herbert, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 21, 2015

The corn earworm moth flight is underway, but is still pretty light compared to past years. Worm numbers are gradually increasing in soybean, peanut, cotton, and sorghum fields, but are still not at economic levels. Worms are rarely, if ever,

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Virginia Soybeans: 6 Risk Factors for Foliar Fungicide Applications

Virginia Soybeans: 6 Risk Factors for Foliar Fungicide Applications

👤By Hillary Mehl, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 21, 2015

If and when to make a foliar fungicide application is a decision soybean producers must make each growing season. Every year is slightly different, and it is difficult to predict whether or not a fungicide application will be profitable. However,

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Virginia Soybeans: Controlling Frogeye Leaf SPot

Virginia Soybeans: Controlling Frogeye Leaf SPot

👤By Hillary Mehl, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 21, 2015

I have received numerous reports of soybean fields with moderate to severe frogeye leaf spot (FLS) over the past several weeks. In most cases, the disease is showing up in fields planted to a FLS susceptible variety and/or in fields

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Virginia: Corn Earworm Numbers Rising, Not Yet at Economic Levels

Virginia: Corn Earworm Numbers Rising, Not Yet at Economic Levels

👤By Ames Herbert, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 19, 2015

The corn earworm moth flight is underway, but is still pretty light compared to past years. Worm numbers are gradually increasing in soybean, peanut, cotton, and sorghum fields, but are still not at economic levels. Worms are rarely, if ever,

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Virginia Cotton: Chances of Mid-Week Rain

Virginia Cotton: Chances of Mid-Week Rain

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Aug 18, 2015

By the middle of the week we are expecting three half a chances of a thunderstorm before the weekend. This would be a perfect time to get soaked again, but we will certainly welcome any amount that we can capture

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Virginia Cotton: Bollworm Treatments May Be Needed

Virginia Cotton: Bollworm Treatments May Be Needed

👤By Ames Herbert, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Aug 13, 2015

As of last week, we found bollworm eggs in cotton fields in numbers high enough to indicate that fields may need to be treated. The bollworm (= corn earworm) moth flight from corn is light and spotty, but it does

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Virginia Cotton: Rains Offer Some Improvements, But….

Virginia Cotton: Rains Offer Some Improvements, But….

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Aug 12, 2015

My early week survey or Virginia Cotton fields has revealed what used to be considered a promising cotton crop as many fields hold a good two bale plus type boll load. Weak fields are looking more like 600 to 700

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