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Viginia Soybeans: 3 Pests to Watch Out For

Viginia Soybeans: 3 Pests to Watch Out For

👤By Ames Herbert, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jul 31, 2015

In mid July we initiated our annual soybean insect pest survey, our black light trapping program, and our corn earworm pyrethroid resistance monitoring program. Following are short updates. #1 BMSB (brown marmorated stink bug): So far this summer, only a

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Virginia Peanuts: Cause for Unusual Yellow Color

Virginia Peanuts: Cause for Unusual Yellow Color

👤By Maria Balota, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jul 30, 2015

I have recently seen several peanut fields or spots in the fields around the Tidewater AREC with yellow plants resembling nitrogen deficiency. Colleagues in North Carolina are also getting concerned with peanuts needing late season nitrogen applications. Similarly, in one

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Virginia Cotton: Looks Like an August Crop

Virginia Cotton: Looks Like an August Crop

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jul 29, 2015

Milder temperatures in July compared to record temperatures in May and June have allowed this season to settle back to Cotton Heat Unit accumulation that is more similar to 2011 and 2012 rather than the record breaking 2010 crop. However

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Virginia Cotton: Praying for Rain

Virginia Cotton: Praying for Rain

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jul 28, 2015

July has flown by. It seems like just the other day we were getting floods of rainfall, and now… well, it is not panic time but it would really be a nice to get soaked again. The situation we seem

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Virginia Corn: Southern Rust Unlikely to Cause Problems

Virginia Corn: Southern Rust Unlikely to Cause Problems

👤By Hillary Mehl, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jul 27, 2015

Much of the field corn in the region is near or at the dent stage and no longer at risk for yield loss from foliar diseases. One disease I frequently receive questions about is southern corn rust. Southern corn rust

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Virginia: Hot, Dry Weather Stressing Crops – USDA

Virginia: Hot, Dry Weather Stressing Crops – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 27, 2015

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 26, 2015. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN PRINCE WILLIAM (Paige Thacker) Extreme temperatures and

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Virginia Cotton: How Do Pollinator Protection Rules Affect Foliar Sprays?

Virginia Cotton: How Do Pollinator Protection Rules Affect Foliar Sprays?

👤By Ames Herbert, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jul 22, 2015

We have received several calls about the issues regarding the foliar application of insecticides to flowering cotton. Because of the oil and livestock feed uses of cotton, it is considered to be a food crop–so many of the insecticides used

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Virginia Cotton: A Break from Intense Heat, Humidity

Virginia Cotton: A Break from Intense Heat, Humidity

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jul 22, 2015

This lower humidity is a welcomed relief following the last 4 or 5 days. It is interesting how quickly moisture is leaving the fields. Last week we were having difficulty getting across many of our fields because it was too

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Virginia: Crops Mostly Progressing Well, Humidity Causing Disease Pressure – USDA

Virginia: Crops Mostly Progressing Well, Humidity Causing Disease Pressure – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 20, 2015

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 19, 2015. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN FREDERICK (Mark Sutphin) Occurrence of some scattered

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Virginia Soybeans: Should I Apply a Foliar Feed?

Virginia Soybeans: Should I Apply a Foliar Feed?

👤By David Holshouser, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jul 17, 2015

The high prices over the last few years have allowed many of us to experiment with certain practices that, at best, might occasionally increase yields.  The return of investment usually only required one bushel (or less), depending on the input.  But that

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