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: Dicamba – Online Training Now Available

🕔Mar 6, 2018BASF’s dicamba training module is now live! To access the training visit and click on the training tab. This online training module satisfies the US EPA requirement for mandatory dicamba training. […]

Virginia: Plan Your Horseweed/Marestail Strategy Now

🕔Feb 23, 2018Now’s the time to start planning your management strategy for horseweed/marestail in your summer crops.

Virginia: Look Out for New Invasive Pest, Spotted Lanternfly

🕔Feb 13, 2018The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) just announced the detection of a new invasive insect pest in Virginia. In early January, VDACS inspectors discovered the Spotted Lanternfly […]

Virginia Grain & Soybean Conference, Richmond, Feb. 20-21

🕔Feb 9, 2018On behalf of both the Virginia Soybean and Virginia Grain Producers Associations, I invite you to join me for the 2018 Virginia Grain and Soybean Annual Conference on February 20-21, […]

Virginia Soybean Yield Contest Gets More Members in the 100-Bushel Club

🕔Feb 9, 20182017 was a great year to grow soybean.  We set a new record for average soybean yields in Virginia and most were generally happy with their soybean crop. Although we […]

Virginia: Dicamba – Applicators Should Schedule Training Sessions Soon

🕔Jan 24, 2018The federal labels for XtendiMax herbicide with VaporGrip Technology (Monsanto), Dow DuPont FeXapan herbicide Plus VaporGrip Technology, and Engenia Herbicide (BASF) now require additional training beyond a Pesticide Applicator’s License […]

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 […]

NCGA Corn Yield Contest – World Record for No-Till/Strip-Till/Irrigated Crop – DTN

🕔Dec 18, 2017The National Corn Growers Association on Monday announced the winners of its 2017 National Corn Yield Contest.   Repeating as yield champion in the no-till/strip-till irrigated category was David Hula of […]

Best Young Farmers, Ranchers of 2018 – DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit

🕔Dec 6, 2017DTN/The Progressive Farmer added five new honorees to its America’s Best Young Farmers and Ranchers program. The class of 2018 was introduced Tuesday during a DTN/The Progressive Farmer Ag Summit […]

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