Virginia Peanuts: Some Fields Close to Digging Oct 1, 2020

🕔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

🕔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 […]

Virginia Peanuts: Progressing Nicely Towards Maturity Sep 9, 2020

🕔Sep 9, 2020
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 […]

Virginia: 5 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Freeze Sep 3, 2020

🕔Sep 3, 2020
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 […]

Cotton – Southeast – Limited Defoliation At Hand, Rains Restore Balance – AgFax Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
Recent rainy weather has helped the crop and maybe reduced whitefly pressure, but it also could encourage disease development going into September.

Virginia Peanuts: Maturity Running Much Later Than Last Year Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
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 […]

Cotton – Southeast – More Bolls Opening, But Still A Long Way To Go – AgFax Aug 20, 2020

🕔Aug 20, 2020
Whitefly applications continue as the insect develops in more cotton in Georgia and southeast Alabama.

Cotton – Southeast – Mixed Pest Populations Making For Tough Decisions — AgFax Aug 13, 2020

🕔Aug 13, 2020
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

🕔Aug 5, 2020
Hot and dry weather are pushing whiteflies and spider mites. Bollworms and plant bugs are active, too.

Virginia Cotton: Crop Potential – Better Than It Was Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
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 […]

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