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Virginia: Small Grains, Corn Already Showing Stink Bug Problems

Virginia: Small Grains, Corn Already Showing Stink Bug Problems

👤By Ames Herbert, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔May 31, 2016

Our overall mild winter and wet spring are the kinds of conditions that favor survivorship and early development of stink bug populations. Because of these conditions, this could be a summer when we see higher than normal stink bug infestations

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Virginia Small Grains: True Armyworm Infestation reported on Eastern Shore

Virginia Small Grains: True Armyworm Infestation reported on Eastern Shore

👤By Ames Herbert, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔May 30, 2016

It’s been many years since we’ve seen a true armyworm infestation in our small grain crop, but one is reported to be ongoing in the barley and wheat fields on the Eastern Shore. These caterpillars can do two types of

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Virginia Cotton: First Plant the Crop and Second – Pay Attention to Thrips

Virginia Cotton: First Plant the Crop and Second – Pay Attention to Thrips

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔May 25, 2016

We are  still in the middle of planting hard as we have a chance at getting essentially all of our cotton in the ground for the year.  Some folks actually took got their seed in the middle of May and then had a change

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Virginia Field Reports: More Rain, More Delays, More Problems

Virginia Field Reports: More Rain, More Delays, More Problems

👤From USDA 🕔May 24, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 22, 2016. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. WESTERN ROANOKE (Barbara Leach) Hay has just been

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Virginia Cotton: Focus on the Finish

Virginia Cotton: Focus on the Finish

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔May 23, 2016

We have about 10 days left in the cotton planting season, plus or minus.  The overall objective for successful cotton production is focused on gearing toward a favorable blooming period and boll fill followed by relatively dry conditions during boll

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Virginia Sorghum: Transform Granted Section 18 for Sugarcane Aphids

Virginia Sorghum: Transform Granted Section 18 for Sugarcane Aphids

👤By Ames Herbert, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔May 20, 2016

EPA just granted a Section 18 for use of Transform WG in Virginia against sugarcane aphid in sorghum. Transform (50% a.i. sulfoxaflor), manufactured by Dow AgroSciences, may be applied through April 8, 2017 on a maximum of 16,591 acres of

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Virginia Cotton, Peanuts: Adjust Your Thrips Control Programs

Virginia Cotton, Peanuts: Adjust Your Thrips Control Programs

👤By Ames Herbert, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔May 17, 2016

Due to the frequent rains in May, only and estimated 50% or so of our cotton is planted and maybe even less of the peanut crop. A later planted crop may require some changes in how we manage pests and

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Virginia Field Reports: Daily Rains Keep Farmers from Fields

Virginia Field Reports: Daily Rains Keep Farmers from Fields

👤From USDA 🕔May 17, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 15, 2016. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN FAIRFAX (Adria Bordas) We have had rain

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Virginia Field Reports: Wet Conditions Limit Field Work, Recharge Soils

Virginia Field Reports: Wet Conditions Limit Field Work, Recharge Soils

👤From USDA 🕔May 9, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 8, 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) Eleven straight days of

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Virginia Cotton: Good Moisture, Great Weather – Planters Rollin’

Virginia Cotton: Good Moisture, Great Weather – Planters Rollin’

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔May 6, 2016

May came in for the fourth year in a row with wet and coolish conditions. We have planted several hundred acres, but for all practical purposes, this weekend will be the official kickoff for the 2016 cotton planting season. The

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