Virginia Peanut Field Tour, Suffolk, Sept. 8 Sep 3, 2021

🕔Sep 3, 2021
Next week on Sep 8, 2021, Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center (TAREC) will host an “express” peanut field tour. With registration starting at 7:30, attendees will be updated on […]

Virginia Peanuts: Leaf Spot Waxes as Sclerotinia Blight Wanes Aug 27, 2021

🕔Aug 27, 2021
This week I have noticed a significant uptick in the amount of peanut leaf spot. It’s mainly in peanuts that have been sprayed once or twice with fungicides and the […]

Virginia Peanuts: Not There Yet but Getting Close Aug 27, 2021

🕔Aug 27, 2021
Today, Aug 26 2021, we pod blasted a few peanut cultivars grown at the Tidewater AREC in large plots to observe pod maturity at this time. While the peanuts planted […]

Virginia Peanuts: Making Decisions for the 1st Leaf Spot Spray Jul 9, 2021

🕔Jul 9, 2021
Right now most peanut growers are deciding when to apply the first leaf spot fungicide and which fungicide to use. The recommendation the past few years has been to start […]

Virginia Corn, Soybeans: Considerations for Fungicide Use Jun 29, 2021

🕔Jun 29, 2021
Corn Some corn may have been sprayed as early as V5 but now we are approaching tasseling and some fields have already begun to tassel. With the corn prices being […]

Virginia Wheat: Disease Pressure Low, Be Ready to Spray for Fusarium Head Blight Apr 29, 2021

🕔Apr 29, 2021
After looking at some wheat fields this morning I believe most of Virginia’s wheat is between head emergence (Feekes 10.3) and flowering (10.5.1). Wheat disease pressure has been low but […]

Cotton, Peanuts: Label Change for Velum Total Mar 26, 2021

🕔Mar 26, 2021
Be aware that Velum Total now has a name and label change.  The new product is simply Velum.  The insecticide imidacloprid has been dropped from the product meaning that it […]

Virginia: Suffolk County Designated Natural Disaster Area to Drought Jan 8, 2021

🕔Jan 8, 2021
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Suffolk, Virginia, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to excessive moisture that has occurred since Aug. 1, 2020, and drought […]

Virginia: 14 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Droughts Dec 7, 2020

🕔Dec 7, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 14 Virginia counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in who suffered losses caused by recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of […]

Virginia Peanuts: Some Fields Close to Digging Oct 1, 2020

🕔Oct 1, 2020
I know I missed a week of updates, but it was not much change in peanut maturity since recently. On Sep 28, however, some fields started looking close to digging. […]

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