Virginia Wheat: Be on Watch for Armyworms

🕔May 17, 2018I have received several reports from Virginia Beach and Chesapeake of armyworms infesting wheat and hay in large numbers. Neighboring regions of NC are experiencing similar outbreaks. Overall, these infestations are […]

Virginia Wheat: Fusarium Head Blight Risk on the Rise

🕔May 16, 2018FHB risk is increasing in Virginia and will continue to increase over the next several days. Risk is highest on the Eastern Shore, but susceptible varieties such as Shirley that […]

Virginia Fields: Dry, Planting

🕔May 15, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 13, 2018. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

Virginia Peanuts: Recommended Seeding Rates

🕔May 9, 2018Research data, such as those here Seeding Rate-May 2018, showed that saving seed at planting does not return high yields or economic profit. To achieve high yields, we recommend planting […]

Virginia Cotton: Planting Ahead of Schedule

🕔May 9, 2018Cotton planting is close to 50% complete as we are ahead of pace for planting the 2018 cotton crop. We didn’t even have any real opportunity to plant in April […]

Virginia Cotton: Excellent Planting Conditions But Moisture Running Short

🕔May 9, 2018Cotton Planting Condtions for Franklin, Virginia Last Updated May 9 at 11:08 a.m. We have excellent planting temperatures for the forseeable future. No rain is expected for the next 4 to 5 […]

Virginia Cotton: Planting Making Good Progress

🕔May 4, 2018It was looking like we might get a slowdown spell of rain this weekend, and while there is still some chance of thunderstorms, the chances and the amounts that are […]

Virginia Peanuts: Does Imidacloprid Hurt Inoculants?

🕔May 4, 2018There are concerns that imidacloprid-based insecticides for thrips control may negatively affect Rhizobia in inoculants when tank-mixed and applied in-furrow when plating peanuts. As we are just a week (or […]

Virginia Wheat: Fusarium Head Blight Risk Mostly Low

🕔May 1, 2018As wheat starts flowering in the region, it is time to consider whether or not to make a fungicide application for Fusarium head blight (FHB). Currently, risk is low in […]

Virginia Field Reports: Corn Planting Makes Slow Progress

🕔May 1, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 29, 2018. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

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