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Virginia Field Reports: Rains Help Corn Germination, Slow Planting

Virginia Field Reports: Rains Help Corn Germination, Slow Planting

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 23, 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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Cornbelt Update: Spray, Fertilizer Rigs in the Field but Slowed by Rain, Cool Temps – DTN

Cornbelt Update: Spray, Fertilizer Rigs in the Field but Slowed by Rain, Cool Temps – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 21, 2017

From Missouri to Minnesota and in between, many planting efforts are stalled thanks to cool, soggy conditions. Farmers are finishing up burndown and pre-emergence herbicide sprays as well as fertilizer applications. Jeff Littrell, who farms with his son in southeast

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Virginia Wheat: Time to Make Fungicide Decisions for Head Scab

Virginia Wheat: Time to Make Fungicide Decisions for Head Scab

👤By Hillary Mehl, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Wheat is beginning to flower throughout Virginia, so it is time to make decisions about fungicide applications for both Fusarium head blight (FHB, also known as scab) and to protect the flag leaf as the grains begin to form. Currently,

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Virginia Cotton: Soil Fertility and the Need for Potassium

Virginia Cotton: Soil Fertility and the Need for Potassium

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Apr 21, 2017

Potassium fertility in cotton is pretty well understood.  Our prime farmland has good residual levels such that we are in maintenance programs to replace what our crops are removing.  A big area of focus relates to the soil types and

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Virginia Field Reports: Corn Planting Gets Underway

Virginia Field Reports: Corn Planting Gets Underway

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 17, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 16, 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) Another dry week with

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Virginia Cotton: Preliminary looks at Planting

Virginia Cotton: Preliminary looks at Planting

👤By Johnny Parker, Commonwealth Gin 🕔Apr 17, 2017

This is the week I have been waiting for; not only is it the beginning of the daily radio broadcast with WLQM (101.7FM) radio (12:30pm), but April 20 is on Thursday of this week and that is the traditional calendar

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Virginia: Suffolk City and 4 Counties Designated Multiple Disaster Areas

Virginia: Suffolk City and 4 Counties Designated Multiple Disaster Areas

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 13, 2017

In response to a request from James M. Dunn, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Virginia, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Suffolk City and four counties in Virginia as primary natural disaster areas due

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Virginia Wheat: Time to Start Thinking About Scab Fungicides

Virginia Wheat: Time to Start Thinking About Scab Fungicides

👤By Hillary Mehl, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Apr 12, 2017

Though it is still a little early to be making scab fungicide applications, it is time to start thinking about if and when to apply a fungicide to the wheat crop. Wheat in parts of Virginia is starting to head,

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Virginia Field Reports: Severe Storms Bring Needed Moisture, Unneeded Damage

Virginia Field Reports: Severe Storms Bring Needed Moisture, Unneeded Damage

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 10, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 9, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. NORTHERN CULPEPER (Carl Stafford) Severe thunderstorm event last

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Tobacco: USDA Acreage Projections – Burley Up 7%, Flue-Cured Down 4%

Tobacco: USDA Acreage Projections – Burley Up 7%, Flue-Cured Down 4% Updated

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Apr 10, 2017

According to USDA’s Planting Projections report, flue-cured plantings are projected to be down four percent. Burley plantings are projected to be up seven percent.

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