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Virginia Field Reports: Crops Showing Stress from Hot, Dry Conditions

Virginia Field Reports: Crops Showing Stress from Hot, Dry Conditions

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 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) Hot and dry week.

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Virginia Cotton: Plant Bug Distribution Map – See Where They’re Active

Virginia Cotton: Plant Bug Distribution Map – See Where They’re Active

👤By Seth Dorman, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jul 14, 2017

Twenty-three representative cotton fields in eight Virginia counties were scouted weekly for plant bug abundance and square retention. Data for the June 28th through July 13th sampling period is represented in the distribution map below. We will continue to post

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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 Field Reports: Welcome Rains Benefit Crops

Virginia Field Reports: Welcome Rains Benefit Crops

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 10, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 9, 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) After 10 days of

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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 Ag Expo, Charles City, Aug. 3

Virginia Ag Expo, Charles City, Aug. 3

👤By David Holshouser, Virginia Cooperative Extension Agronomist 🕔Jul 7, 2017

“Focused on Productivity, Management and Stewardship”is the theme for the 2017 Virginia Ag Expo.  The Virginia Ag Expo, hosted by the Virginia Grain Producers Association and the Virginia Soybean Association in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension, is the largest agricultural field day held in the Commonwealth of

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Virginia Field Reports: Wheat Harvest, Double-Crop Soybean Planting Nearly Finished

Virginia Field Reports: Wheat Harvest, Double-Crop Soybean Planting Nearly Finished

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 5, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 2, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. WESTERN ROCKBRIDGE (Thomas Stanley) A shower on Thursday

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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: Tarnished Plant Bugs Migrating into Fields

Virginia Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs Migrating into Fields

👤By Seth Dorman, Virginia Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 27, 2017

My name is Seth Dorman, and I’m a graduate student with Dr. Sally Taylor in the Virginia Tech Department of Entomology. My research focuses on tarnished plant bug (Lygus lineolaris) management and distribution in Virginia cotton. In recent weeks, large

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Virginia Field Reports: Wheat Harvest Makes Progress

Virginia Field Reports: Wheat Harvest Makes Progress

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 25, 2017. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other knowledgeable individuals. WESTERN ROCKBRIDGE (Thomas Stanley) Rockbridge had rainfall totals

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