Agribusiness

Black-light trapping shows low numbers for pests

A way to keep track of pests that feed on crops such as peanuts and soybeans is by using a black-light trap. Drawn to the ... Read more | Add your comment

Plant diseases can thrive with too much rain

Recent rains have certainly favored plant growth, unfortunately, they are also favoring plant diseases. There are multiple reports of peanut and corn diseases popping up ... Read more | Add your comment

EPA: Chesapeake Bay clean-up progressing in Virginia

A 2014-2015 interim report card on efforts by Virginia farmers to reduce pollutants reaching the Chesapeake Bay found producers are “generally on-track for meeting programmatic ... Read more | Add your comment

Corn Farmers get exhibit at Smithsonian

For seven years, the Corn Farmers Coalition advertising campaign has been telling the story of innovation and accomplishment represented by the nation’s family corn farmers. ... Read more | Add your comment

Sun, rain nurturing strong growth of local row crops

Excellent heat units combined with regular rain showers over most of the county have promoted vigorous growth of our row crops. Many peanut fields have ... Read more | Add your comment

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  1. Forestry tax law change goes into effect today  | Add your comment
  2. Berries, cherries thriving this season  | Add your comment
  3. After two record years, 2015 corn crop off to a good start  | Add your comment
  4. Free soil sampling program available for residents  | Add your comment
  5. It’s time to start increasing soybean seeding rates  | Add your comment

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