Virginia Soybeans: Will Cold Weather Harm my Crop This Weekend? May 8, 2020

🕔May 8, 2020
The weather reports of near-freezing temperatures in some parts of Virginia has many concerned about their wheat, corn, emerged and non-emerged soybean. I’m one of them, but we must try […]

Virginia Soybeans: Planting Tips for Cool Weather May 1, 2020

🕔May 1, 2020
It looks as if we have come out of the unusually warm pattern we experienced during late-March thru early-April and fallen back into a cooler one. I’ve watched unusually warm […]

Virginia Soybeans: Full-Season Planting Dates, Maturity Groups, Seeding Rates, Seed Depth Apr 17, 2020

🕔Apr 17, 2020
Best Planting Dates & Maturity Groups (MG). If you’ve seen some of my presentations in the past, the best maturity groups will largely depend on location, but also on field […]

Virginia Soybeans: Yield and Quality – Predictions, Cautions Oct 25, 2019

🕔Oct 25, 2019
I’ve been very hesitant to write this article and I’ve held off for several weeks, hoping to have more yield results in before saying anything. But I’ve seen enough so […]

Virginia Ag Expo, Ruther Glen, Aug. 1 Jul 18, 2019

🕔Jul 18, 2019
The Virginia Ag Expo is the largest agricultural field day held in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As an educational, marketing and social event, farmers and agribusiness look forward to the […]

Virginia Soybeans: To Plant or Not To Plant Into Dry Soils? May 31, 2019

🕔May 31, 2019
Now that the weather has turned hot and dry, and with limited rainfall in the forecast over the next ten days, we are starting to get questions about continuing to […]

Virginia: Harvest Wheat, Plant Double-Crop Soybean ASAP May 31, 2019

🕔May 31, 2019
The recent hot and dry weather is really drying the wheat down quickly.  We harvested our first wheat today (the moisture was ranging from 16 to 20%) and planted soybean […]

Virginia Soybeans: Full-Season Seeding Rates – Maximize Yield, Reduce Risks Apr 12, 2019

🕔Apr 12, 2019
In general, high seed costs have resulted in a reduction in the number of soybean seed planted per acre.  For our full-season production system, most have reduced their seeding rate […]

Virginia Soybeans: Would Planting in Early April Increase Yields? Apr 12, 2019

🕔Apr 12, 2019
April planting is thought to have an advantage over May planting because we can shift the development of soybean to an earlier time of the year  where there is more […]

Virginia Soybeans: Variety Selection – What Maturity Is Best? Nov 2, 2018

🕔Nov 2, 2018
Variety selection continues to be one of the most important decisions that we can make.  It is also one of the first steps to take that insure success.  It’s a […]

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