Virginia Cotton: Plant Bug Spray Thresholds

🕔Jun 21, 2019Early season scouting (pre-bloom cotton) We recommend scouting for plant bugs as soon as cotton begins squaring. We encourage everyone to scout for plant bugs, especially those that saw high […]

Virginia Cotton: Common Issues from Wet Weather

🕔Jun 20, 2019June weather continues to be almost opposite of May although we are expecting the frequency of rainfall to slow down by the weekend. There is a characteristic that most all […]

Virginia: Bears Chowing Down on Crops

🕔Jun 18, 2019Hungry bears hunting for food are destroying some Virginia farmers’ crops. “Bears are doing damage in our peanut fields by digging them up,” shared Southampton County farmer M.L. Everett Jr. […]

Virginia Field Reports: Wheat Harvest Ramps Up

🕔Jun 18, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 16, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

Virginia Cotton: Scouting, Spraying for Plant Bugs Pre-Bloom

🕔Jun 14, 2019Virginia cotton fields are a mixed bag when it comes to plant bug infestations this week – some fields will require sprays and most will not. The only way to […]

Virginia Cotton: Crop Looks Good, Developing Faster Than Normal

🕔Jun 11, 2019One of the challenges of figuring out priorities for us folks in Row-Crop Agriculture is related to timing.  Typically, we humans conduct our lives based on a calendar.  School gets […]

Virginia Field Reports: Persistent Rains Slow Field Work

🕔Jun 11, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 9, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

Tackling Tough Weeds with Cover Crops – Video

🕔Jun 7, 2019Taylor Clarke, Farmer and Extension Agent from Brunswick County, VA, discusses how he transformed his tobacco-based family farm into a soybean-based system by introducing cover crops. After five years of […]

Virginia Cotton: Rain Gave 90% Coverage, More at End of Week

🕔Jun 4, 2019It’s interesting how the season has already changed. We had a good beginning with temperature and moisture, and it was looking like everything would be early. Then came the dry […]

Virginia Field Reports: Planting Nearly Done, Heat Stressing Crops

🕔Jun 3, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 2, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

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