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 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 Cotton: Managing Fertility in Drier Conditions

🕔May 30, 2019A big challenge for fertility management for the last several years has been from rain events.  Both 2017 and 2018 had enough rainfall in the spring to cause some of […]

Virginia Cotton: Orthene Time, Priorities with Approaching Dry Period

🕔May 15, 2019Looks like we went into the refrigerator on Tuesday night and by Friday, its going to be full throttle Summertime.  There are several defining events for each cotton season that […]

Virginia Cotton: Are You More Than 25% Planted?

🕔May 3, 2019I’m not going to call out names, but when my first call of the day on May 3rd is “Hey, I’ve already planted half of my cotton, what should I […]

Virginia Cotton: Rapid Progress Expected

🕔May 1, 2019We usually expect a cool week to follow a warm week this time of the year when we are getting started with our peanut and cotton planting. Well, that ain’t […]

Virginia Cotton: Planting Season Begins, Slowly

🕔Apr 23, 2019There was an old rule back in the day that you had to wait until after April 20 to start planting cotton in Virginia and bordering North Carolina counties.  There […]

Virginia Cotton: Drier Conditions May Be Around the Corner

🕔Mar 28, 2019Perhaps there is a little bit of light looking up the “I wish this rain would slow up a little bit” tunnel. One of the current long term forecast indicates […]

Virginia Cotton: Burndown Opportunities with Auxin Herbicide Systems

🕔Mar 22, 2019Our Chemistry or Herbicide choices have not changed significantly; however, there are some new or at least different opportunities that are available in fields that have either Enlist or Xtend […]

Virginia Cotton: Crop Insurance – 5 Tips Before Making a Decision

🕔Mar 5, 2019I’ll start off with a generalization that it is back like it used to be.  So it should be easy to decide – right.  Well, sort of but there are […]

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