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Virginia: Good Planting Weather, Some Excess Dryness – USDA

Virginia: Good Planting Weather, Some Excess Dryness – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔May 18, 2015

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 17, 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 heat and

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Virginia: Hot, Mostly Dry Conditions Speed Along Planting – USDA

Virginia: Hot, Mostly Dry Conditions Speed Along Planting – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔May 11, 2015

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 10, 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) Thunderstorms and hot

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Virginia: Wet Weather Delays Continue – USDA

Virginia: Wet Weather Delays Continue – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔May 4, 2015

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 3, 2015. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN ROCKINGHAM (Doug Horn) 12 days of measurable

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Virginia Wheat: Time to Start Preparing for Scab

Virginia Wheat: Time to Start Preparing for Scab

👤By Hillary Mehl, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔May 1, 2015

Wheat in the southeastern portions of Virginia will start flowering soon if it has not already. Wheat is susceptible to scab (Fusarium head blight) from early flowering until approximately 10 days after first flower. An online scab risk assessment tool

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Virginia: Wet Conditions Slow Come Field Activities – USDA

Virginia: Wet Conditions Slow Come Field Activities – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 28, 2015

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 26, 2015. Agricultural News: Days suitable for fieldwork were 4.5. Hay and roughage supplies were 16 percent very short, 30 percent short, 51 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. Farming activities

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Virginia Wheat: Fungicide Timing is Key to Disease Control

Virginia Wheat: Fungicide Timing is Key to Disease Control

👤By Hillary Mehl, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 24, 2015

As the wheat crop approaches flag leaf emergence and heading growth stages, it is time to start thinking about disease management. When conditions are conducive to disease development (e.g. high humidity, warm temperatures) foliar fungicide applications may be necessary to

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Virginia: Planting Progresses Slowly as Weather Allows – USDA

Virginia: Planting Progresses Slowly as Weather Allows – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 21, 2015

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 19, 2015. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN ROCKINGHAM (Doug Horn) Heavy rain on Tuesday

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Virginia: Kudzu Bugs Spread to 3 More Counties

Virginia: Kudzu Bugs Spread to 3 More Counties

👤By Sean Malone, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 16, 2015

Our kudzu bug trap operators provided first reports in three more counties since last week’s report:  Isle of Wight, Lunenburg, and Nottoway.  Please see the attached map for all locations reported so far in Virginia for 2015. Kudzu_bug_traps_13_Apr_2015

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Virginia: Much Needed Rains Slow Some Progress, More Rains Expected – USDA

Virginia: Much Needed Rains Slow Some Progress, More Rains Expected – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 14, 2015

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 12, 2015. Agricultural News: Days suitable for fieldwork were 4.7. Tobacco greenhouse plants for transplants conditions were 5 percent poor, 15 percent fair, 74 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. Tobacco

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Virginia: First Kudzu Bugs of the Year Found

Virginia: First Kudzu Bugs of the Year Found

👤By Ames Herbert, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 10, 2015

We just received confirmation that kudzu bug adults have been found in two counties, one on a trap at the VT Tidewater Ag Research and Extension Center in Suffolk, and several on the side of a building in Mecklenburg County (see

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