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Virginia Cotton: Most Pests Below Threshold but Keep Scouting

Virginia Cotton: Most Pests Below Threshold but Keep Scouting

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Aug 10, 2017

The moth flight is holding steady but still either spotty or picking back up a bit after falling off earlier.  For worms, check under bloom tags (the brown dried up bloom that does not fall off the small bolls) as

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Virginia Cotton: Lots of Pests on the Radar, but So Far So Good

Virginia Cotton: Lots of Pests on the Radar, but So Far So Good

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Aug 4, 2017

The bollworm moth flight seems to be peaking for this first round although August is not even a week old. The intensity was variable as very large numbers could be detected in some areas, while in other areas it has

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Virginia Cotton: Focus Shifting to Bollworms; Control Varies by Variety

Virginia Cotton: Focus Shifting to Bollworms; Control Varies by Variety

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jul 27, 2017

I got a chance to spend a little time north of highway 58 yesterday and while confirming that some corn earworm moths are present, the level was a bit lower and spottier compared to the flight I was seeing on

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Virginia Cotton: Good Growth, Heavy Fruitload; What to Do About Pix?

Virginia Cotton: Good Growth, Heavy Fruitload; What to Do About Pix?

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jul 12, 2017

Each year our crops have specific characteristics that make it unique and we have to make decisions before we know how it will all play out. The common situation across the board for most of our cotton this year is

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Virginia Cotton: Pix, Boron Becoming Priority, Insect Issues Remain Low

Virginia Cotton: Pix, Boron Becoming Priority, Insect Issues Remain Low

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jul 7, 2017

Good general rainfall averages from around a half inch to over 3 inches in some spots are going to make decisions regarding growth regulators much simpler. Some cotton is over 30 inches tall and really growing while other cotton looks

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Virginia Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs – Don’t Panic Yet, but Keep Scouting Your Fields

Virginia Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs – Don’t Panic Yet, but Keep Scouting Your Fields

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Jun 28, 2017

Articles about tarnished plant bugs are showing up earlier than normal, and some of it sounds like folks are already sounding off the alarm.  But I don’t see it… yet, so I thought I would give a little input.  There

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Virginia Cotton: Still Planting? Pick Early Maturing, Fast Fruiting Variety.

Virginia Cotton: Still Planting? Pick Early Maturing, Fast Fruiting Variety.

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔May 30, 2017

The Memorial weekend is both a time of reverence for the men and women who have sacrificed for our Liberty as well as a celebration for the kickoff for the summer.  This year in agriculture, we find ourselves a bit

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Virginia Cotton: Spray for Thrips at First True Leaf

Virginia Cotton: Spray for Thrips at First True Leaf

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔May 26, 2017

As May transitions into June, the top 2 cotton priorities will be to finish planting, and spraying for thrips on cotton that was planted more than 2 or 3 weeks ago.  A few folks are trying to get some medium varieties

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Virginia Cotton: After 10 Day Planting Delay, Back to Normal in Just 2 Days

Virginia Cotton: After 10 Day Planting Delay, Back to Normal in Just 2 Days

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔May 11, 2017

Well, after what looked like a complete lock up for cotton planters for a 10 day period, we are now moving back to a pretty typical planting pattern for our region much sooner than we thought just two days ago. 

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Virginia Cotton: What Are the Pros and Cons of Planting Early?

Virginia Cotton: What Are the Pros and Cons of Planting Early?

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Apr 27, 2017

Back in the 90’s, our goal was to push cotton planting as early as possible, even with the idea of getting as much in before May 5th as possible. This was not wrong based on the trends and technology for

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