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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 Field Reports: Planting in Full Swing with Drier Weather

Virginia Field Reports: Planting in Full Swing with Drier Weather

👤From USDA 🕔May 22, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 21, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN ROCKINGHAM (Doug Horn) A lot of activity

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Tobacco: Reports from the Fields

Tobacco: Reports from the Fields

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔May 22, 2017

Comments on the progress of the tobacco crops in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Kentucky.

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Virginia Field Reports: Cool, Wet Week Limits Field Work

Virginia Field Reports: Cool, Wet Week Limits Field Work

👤From USDA 🕔May 15, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 14, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN ROCKINGHAM (Doug Horn) Rather cool week. Low

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Virginia Cotton: Warrant and Cool, Wet Soils

Virginia Cotton: Warrant and Cool, Wet Soils

👤By Charlie Cahoon, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔May 12, 2017

Warrant is an encapsulated formulation of the herbicide acetochlor and has widely become a part of our postemergence (POST) herbicide program in cotton.  Although Warrant does not control emerged weeds, it does provide excellent residual control of pigweed, other small

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Virginia Corn: Starting Over After a Failed Stand

Virginia Corn: Starting Over After a Failed Stand

👤By Charlie Cahoon and Michael Flessner, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔May 12, 2017

Over the past few days we have had several questions concerning replanting corn behind an already failed corn stand.  Our biggest concern in this situation is how to terminate emerged corn from the first planting.  The best option for small

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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 Field Reports: Late Rains Cap Strong Week of Planting

Virginia Field Reports: Late Rains Cap Strong Week of Planting

👤From USDA 🕔May 8, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 5, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN ROCKINGHAM (Doug Horn) A lot of corn

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Tobacco: Burley Makes Its Way to the Field

Tobacco: Burley Makes Its Way to the Field

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔May 8, 2017

It’s very unlikely there will be a shortage of burley transplants this year. Farmers had to start seeding greenhouses before contracts had been offered, and some have ended up with more than were actually needed.

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Virginia Soybeans: Should You Inoculate Your Seed?

Virginia Soybeans: Should You Inoculate Your Seed? Updated

👤By David Holshouser, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔May 8, 2017

Soybean, being a high protein crop, require more nitrogen than any other nutrient. Fortunately, through a symbiotic relationship with soil bacteria, soybean is able to fix its own nitrogen.  You can easily see this relationship with bacteria by examining the

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