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Virginia Cotton Planting: Two Issues and the Weather

Virginia Cotton Planting: Two Issues and the Weather

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Apr 29, 2016

Rain is creating the primary holdup to planting cotton this year.  No heat accumulation expected during most of next week, although no damaging chilling is expected either.  Planting progress is most likely going to be dictated by soil moisture. There

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Virginia Soybeans: Do You Need an Inoculant?

Virginia Soybeans: Do You Need an Inoculant?

👤By David Holshouser, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 29, 2016

Do soybean inoculants work? Yes. Soybean cannot fix its own nitrogen without the symbiotic relationship formed between the roots and a soil bacteria called Bradyrhizobium japonicum. Soybean inoculant contains this bacteria. Do you need to inoculate your soybean seed? Maybe.

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Virginia Field Reports: Dry Conditions Aid Planting, Moisture Needed – USDA

Virginia Field Reports: Dry Conditions Aid Planting, Moisture Needed – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 26, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 24, 2016. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN ROCKINGHAM (Doug Horn) Continued dry conditions. Corn

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Virginia Field Reports: Repeated Freezes a Concern for Planted Crops – USDA

Virginia Field Reports: Repeated Freezes a Concern for Planted Crops – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 18, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 17, 2016. 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) The weather has

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Virginia Soybeans: Should You Plant in April?

Virginia Soybeans: Should You Plant in April?

👤By David Holshouser, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 15, 2016

My usual answer to this question is “No…at least not on a big part of your acreage.”  But, let’s rephrase the question to “Can you plant soybean in April?”  The answer is clearly “Yes, you can…but don’t plant the entire

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Virginia Wheat: Stripe Rust Observed in Southeast, Eastern Shore

Virginia Wheat: Stripe Rust Observed in Southeast, Eastern Shore

👤By Hillary Mehl, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 12, 2016

Stripe rust has been found on wheat in southeastern Virginia (Suffolk) and the Eastern Shore (Northampton County). Stripe rust is not observed every year, but it can be more aggressive than leaf rust and spread very quickly if temperatures are

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Virginia: Freezes, Snow, and Some Corn Planting – USDA

Virginia: Freezes, Snow, and Some Corn Planting – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 12, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 10, 2016. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN FREDERICK (Mark Sutphin) We have experienced several

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Virginia Cotton: Weather Impact on Burndown Performance

Virginia Cotton: Weather Impact on Burndown Performance

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin, Virginia 🕔Apr 8, 2016

Seems funny to be talking about cool weather concerns with Roundup and 2,4-D for spring burndown in cotton fields. After all, Virginia is the south. Nevertheless, we had a freeze last night (4/5) with temperatures dropping into the upper 20’s

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Virginia Wheat: Scout Fields Now for Diseases

Virginia Wheat: Scout Fields Now for Diseases

👤By Hillary Mehl, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 8, 2016

As the wheat crop approaches the flag leaf emergence growth stage, 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 protect

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Virginia Corn: Bt Refuge Requirements

Virginia Corn: Bt Refuge Requirements

👤By Ames Herbert, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 7, 2016

Field corn hybrids—what are you buying? The dizzying array of Bt trait combinations available in field corn hybrids makes it important to understand what you are buying in a corn hybrid. Because of the different Bt toxins expressed in the

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