Virginia Peanuts: Some Fields Close to Digging Oct 1, 2020
I know I missed a week of updates, but it was not much change in peanut maturity since recently. On Sep 28, however, some fields started looking close to digging. […]
Virginia Peanuts: Still a Few Weeks from Harvest Sep 17, 2020
Monday, Sep 14 2020, Extension Agent Livvy Preisser organized a pod blasting clinic in Windsor, VA, at the Indika Farms Inc. As every year my technician, Frank Bryant, assisted the […]
In the past two weeks, peanut progressed nicely towards harvest maturity. The pictures below show maturity of Bailey on Aug 25 and Sep 8, 2020; and maturity of Sullivan and […]
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated five Virginia counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Caroline, Essex, Hanover, King and Queen and King William counties who suffered losses caused by […]
Recent rainy weather has helped the crop and maybe reduced whitefly pressure, but it also could encourage disease development going into September.
This year, peanut is nowhere near where it was last year, from the pod maturity point of view. The pictures below show 100% white (immature) pods from Bailey planted on […]
Whitefly applications continue as the insect develops in more cotton in Georgia and southeast Alabama.
Georgia contends with whitefly, which are gaining ground outside of their normal geographic range.
Cotton – Southeast – Insects Ramping Up, Whiteflies Add Complications In Lower Region – AgFax Aug 5, 2020
Hot and dry weather are pushing whiteflies and spider mites. Bollworms and plant bugs are active, too.
The 2020 cotton crop lines up quite well with the uniqueness of everything else that seems to be going on this year. Strange events create a good bit of variability in […]