Virginia: Bears Chowing Down on Crops

🕔Jun 18, 2019Hungry bears hunting for food are destroying some Virginia farmers’ crops. “Bears are doing damage in our peanut fields by digging them up,” shared Southampton County farmer M.L. Everett Jr. […]

Virginia Field Reports: Wheat Harvest Ramps Up

🕔Jun 18, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 16, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

Virginia Cotton: Scouting, Spraying for Plant Bugs Pre-Bloom

🕔Jun 14, 2019Virginia cotton fields are a mixed bag when it comes to plant bug infestations this week – some fields will require sprays and most will not. The only way to […]

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 Field Reports: Persistent Rains Slow Field Work

🕔Jun 11, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 9, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

Tobacco: Growers Topping in Florida, Still Planting in Kentucky, Tennessee

🕔Jun 7, 2019Harvest just ahead: “It looks like we will begin harvesting in about two weeks,” says flue-cured grower Kenneth Dasher of Live Oak, Fl. “Some other farmers around here may start sooner.”

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 Field Reports: Planting Nearly Done, Heat Stressing Crops

🕔Jun 3, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 2, 2019. REPORTER COMMENTS BY COUNTY – Comments are based on remarks made by extension agents, farmers, commodity specialists, and other […]

Virginia Soybeans: To Plant or Not To Plant Into Dry Soils?

🕔May 31, 2019Now 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, 2019The 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 […]

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