Virginia Peanuts: Still a Few Weeks from Harvest Sep 17, 2020

🕔Sep 17, 2020
Monday, Sep 14 2020, Extension Agent Livvy Preisser organized a pod blasting clinic in Windsor, VA, at the Indika Farms Inc. As every year my technician, Frank Bryant, assisted the […]

Virginia Peanuts: Progressing Nicely Towards Maturity Sep 9, 2020

🕔Sep 9, 2020
In the past two weeks, peanut progressed nicely towards harvest maturity. The pictures below show maturity of Bailey on Aug 25 and Sep 8, 2020; and maturity of Sullivan and […]

Virginia: 5 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Freeze Sep 3, 2020

🕔Sep 3, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated five Virginia counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Caroline, Essex, Hanover, King and Queen and King William counties who suffered losses caused by […]

Virginia: Estimating Soybean Yields Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
Although it’s hard to accurately estimate soybean yields until maturity, doing so can give you an idea of your crops potential this year or differences between fields or soil  types.  […]

Virginia: Corn Earworm Moth and Results of an Insecticide Evaluation on Hemp Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
This article was co-authored by Virginia Tech Entomology Ph.D. student, Kadie Britt. Here are the corn earworm moth catch numbers from a handful of pheromone traps that we have set […]

Virginia Peanuts: Maturity Running Much Later Than Last Year Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
This year, peanut is nowhere near where it was last year, from the pod maturity point of view. The pictures below show 100% white (immature) pods from Bailey planted on […]

Virginia Cotton: Crop Potential – Better Than It Was Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
The 2020 cotton crop lines up quite well with the uniqueness of everything else that seems to be going on this year. Strange events create a good bit of variability in […]

Virginia Cotton: Tropical Storm a Welcome Delay Aug 4, 2020

🕔Aug 4, 2020
The fast moving tropical storm is going to cause the problem that everybody has been hoping for. In the drier areas, folks have been waiting on the rain before investing […]

Virginia Cotton: Evaluating Prematurely Cut-Out Crops Jul 30, 2020

🕔Jul 30, 2020
When I look at the forecast today, it looks like everybody is going to get some rain during the next several days to a week. However, we have faced this […]

Virginia: Spider Mites in Many Crop Fields Jul 24, 2020

🕔Jul 24, 2020
Observations from the field this week indicate that there are spider mite infestations at some level in most, if not all, peanut, cotton, and soybean fields in the drought-stressed Virginia […]

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