Virginia Cotton: New Technology… Is There a Profit Lag?

🕔Feb 22, 2019For me the short answer is yes, a lot of the time. Everything that comes out does not work. However, in time, the best technology will become adopted. I guess […]

Virginia: Wettest Year on Record Provided Plenty of Challenges

🕔Feb 22, 20192018 was the wettest year on record for dozens of Virginia communities, especially in rural areas. And corn, peanut, soybean, and tobacco crops all were affected by the extra moisture. […]

Virginia Cotton: Make Your Budget More Efficient

🕔Feb 19, 2019A pretty wet week will give us more time for paper work.  When I think about budgets, I also think about ways of reducing costs.  So as we move forward […]

Virginia Cotton: What Can We Expect This Season?

🕔Feb 6, 2019I think it will always be human nature to want to predict the future.  Or at least, to know somebody who can and then will tell me what is going […]

Virginia: Don’t Forget Required Dicamba Training

🕔Feb 1, 2019If you intend to apply Engenia, Xtendimax, or FeXapan this year, you need to complete the annual dicamba specific training requirement in addition to being a certified pesticide applicator. In […]

Virginia Cotton: Variety Choices – Worm and Weed Control Technologies

🕔Jan 30, 2019This week, I continue thinking about cotton varieties, but in a different way than the yield and quality aspects. The other major component to consider for variety selection is related […]

Virginia Cotton: Variety Choices – Keep Yields and Soil Types in Mind

🕔Jan 24, 2019We have two kinds of light soils – unproductive and productive. Unproductive light land is always bringing up the rear. It has a host of difficulties, including: nematodes, low potash […]

Virginia Cotton: 2019 Variety Report Card Coming Soon

🕔Jan 15, 20192019 began before 2018 was over for many local farmers this year.  This explains why some of the data from the research has been slower to become available and still […]

Virginia: 2018’s Wet Weather Still Impacting Farm Fields

🕔Jan 14, 2019It may be a new year, but Virginia farmers are still feeling the effects of last year’s wet weather. “Some growers are just finishing up their fall corn and soybean […]

Virginia Field Reports: Harvest Presses on Through Wet Conditions

🕔Nov 13, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 11, 2018. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

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