Virginia Peanuts: 3 Thoughts About Late Season Disease This Year Sep 27, 2022

    🕔Sep 27, 2022
    I have received a lot of questions regarding leaf spot fungicide treatments in the past two weeks. A lot of this is driven by either: 1) fungicide failures in fields […]

    Virginia Cotton: Advancing Maturity and Only Marginal Rain Sep 14, 2022

    🕔Sep 14, 2022
    The extent of the 2022 drought is unknown at this point.  Some areas are saying “what drought?” and others have not had any significant rain since August 4th. Crops, yards, […]

    Virginia Cotton: Bolls Opening in Early Fields Aug 30, 2022

    🕔Aug 30, 2022
    The growing season is advanced. I was quite surprised driving up Rt. 32 from Edenton this weekend at how much cotton was opening on that early planted cotton. This week […]

    Virginia Peanuts: Be on Lookout for Sclerotinia Blight Aug 11, 2022

    🕔Aug 11, 2022
    The system that brought rain on August 10th seems to have broken our streak of hot weather for Virginia’s peanut growing region. Dailey high’s in the 80s with lows in […]

    Virginia Cotton: Questions About Respraying, Late Season Growth Management Aug 7, 2022

    🕔Aug 7, 2022
    In light of the trip being made across cotton to clean up the ongoing insect invasion, one of the common questions that comes up is about growth management. Another question […]

    Virginia Cotton: Check Field for Boll Damage Jul 31, 2022

    🕔Jul 31, 2022
    We are moving back into a bit of drought for many areas and even though the forecast is calling for some rain, we are getting to the period where cotton […]

    Virginia Cotton: Good Square Load, Watch Out for Plant Bugs Jul 2, 2022

    🕔Jul 2, 2022
    Ya know, when you ride around for several hours a day thinking about crops and walk in cotton fields half the time, your perspective jumps around.  You think of some […]

    Virginia Cotton: Rains Do Little to Alleviate Dry Conditions Jun 20, 2022

    🕔Jun 20, 2022
    Last week about half the area got more than a trace of rainfall, but still we only measured our rain in tenths. Unfortunately, some of the area that has needed […]

    Virginia Peanuts: When to Start Spraying for Leaf Spot Other Diseases Jun 17, 2022

    🕔Jun 17, 2022
    I have had a few questions about starting a peanut fungicide program on slow growing or late planted peanuts recently. The rule of thumb date I typically use is if […]

    Virginia Soybeans: Cooler Soil Temperatures = Delayed Emergence May 9, 2022

    🕔May 9, 2022
    The upcoming weekend rainfall (our meteorologists seem assured that it’ll be widespread) should greatly help parts of Virginia that are short on or getting short of topsoil moisture and position […]


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