Virginia Cotton: In-Furrow, Seed Treatments – Is Change Coming?

🕔Mar 16, 2018The options for in-furrow and seed treatment plant protection from thrips, nematodes, and disease offers producers a lot of choice.  We pushed the easy button for the first 20 years […]

Virginia Cotton: Consider Management Intensity When Choosing Varieties

🕔Jan 19, 2018A focus on management intensity might be the best idea for describing what I believe to be the challenge for the greatest cotton success of 2018.  The first reason is […]

Virginia Cotton: Reflections on the 2017 Season

🕔Nov 3, 2017We are often having to wait about 3 weeks after defoliation to be able to pick.  I guess it is a good problem to have and a lot of it makes […]

Virginia Cotton: Most Pests Below Threshold but Keep Scouting

🕔Aug 10, 2017The moth flight is holding steady but still either spotty or picking back up a bit after falling off earlier.  For worms, check under bloom tags (the brown dried up […]

Virginia Cotton: Lots of Pests on the Radar, but So Far So Good

🕔Aug 4, 2017The bollworm moth flight seems to be peaking for this first round although August is not even a week old. The intensity was variable as very large numbers could be […]

Virginia Cotton: Focus Shifting to Bollworms; Control Varies by Variety

🕔Jul 27, 2017I got a chance to spend a little time north of highway 58 yesterday and while confirming that some corn earworm moths are present, the level was a bit lower […]

Virginia Cotton: Good Growth, Heavy Fruitload; What to Do About Pix?

🕔Jul 12, 2017Each year our crops have specific characteristics that make it unique and we have to make decisions before we know how it will all play out. The common situation across […]

Virginia Cotton: Pix, Boron Becoming Priority, Insect Issues Remain Low

🕔Jul 7, 2017Good general rainfall averages from around a half inch to over 3 inches in some spots are going to make decisions regarding growth regulators much simpler. Some cotton is over […]

Virginia Cotton: Tarnished Plant Bugs – Don’t Panic Yet, but Keep Scouting Your Fields

🕔Jun 28, 2017Articles about tarnished plant bugs are showing up earlier than normal, and some of it sounds like folks are already sounding off the alarm.  But I don’t see it… yet, […]

Virginia Cotton: Still Planting? Pick Early Maturing, Fast Fruiting Variety.

🕔May 30, 2017The Memorial weekend is both a time of reverence for the men and women who have sacrificed for our Liberty as well as a celebration for the kickoff for the […]

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