Virginia: Look Out for New Invasive Pest, Spotted Lanternfly

🕔Feb 13, 2018The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) just announced the detection of a new invasive insect pest in Virginia. In early January, VDACS inspectors discovered the Spotted Lanternfly […]

Virginia Grain & Soybean Conference, Richmond, Feb. 20-21

🕔Feb 9, 2018On behalf of both the Virginia Soybean and Virginia Grain Producers Associations, I invite you to join me for the 2018 Virginia Grain and Soybean Annual Conference on February 20-21, […]

Virginia Soybean Yield Contest Gets More Members in the 100-Bushel Club

🕔Feb 9, 20182017 was a great year to grow soybean.  We set a new record for average soybean yields in Virginia and most were generally happy with their soybean crop. Although we […]

Virginia: Dicamba – Applicators Should Schedule Training Sessions Soon

🕔Jan 24, 2018The federal labels for XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology (Monsanto), Dow DuPont FeXapan herbicide Plus VaporGrip Technology, and Engenia Herbicide (BASF) now require additional training beyond a Pesticide Applicator’s License […]

Virginia Cotton: Consider Management Intensity When Choosing Varieties

🕔Jan 19, 2018A focus on management intensity might be the best idea for describing what I believe to be the challenge for the greatest cotton success of 2018.  The first reason is […]

Virginia Field Reports: Good Weather Speeds Along Soybean Harvest

🕔Nov 27, 2017Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 26, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

Virginia Field Reports: Harvest Making Progress Where Conditions Allow

🕔Nov 20, 2017Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 19, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

Virginia Field Reports: Cold, Wet Conditions Limit Field Work

🕔Nov 13, 2017Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 12, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

Virginia Soybeans: What’s the Best Maturity Group for Your Farm?

🕔Nov 9, 2017Yields are coming in from our variety tests – yields are good, not great, but good, ranging from the upper 40’s to low 70’s.  I hope to get a summary […]

Virginia Field Reports: Harvest Speeds Along

🕔Nov 7, 2017Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 5, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

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