The EPA has granted a Section 18 for the use of Transform WG (50% a.i. sulfoxaflor) on sorghum for managing sugarcane aphid in certain counties in Virginia. The expiration date is November 30, 2018. All applicable directions for use, restrictions, and precautions on the label, and Worker Protection Standards, must be followed except as modified in the Section 18 document. In part, the Section 18 lists a foliar application rate of 0.75-1.5 oz of product per acre, with a maximum of 2 applications per year, resulting in a seasonal maximum application rate of 3.0 oz of product per acre per year. Please be sure to read and follow the entire label and Section 18. Thanks to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Pesticide Services, for their assistance.
You are invited to attend the 2018 Natural Resources Conservation Service/Virginia Cooperative Extension Cover Crop Training on Thursday, April 12, 2018 (9:00 am to 3:30 pm) at the Virginia Tech Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center (6321 Holland Rd., Suffolk, VA). The event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided–please RSVP to Gail White (email@example.com) by April 5 so that she can get a head count for lunch. Here is the agenda: Final Agenda_April 12 2018
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center at 757-657-6450 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.
The general FeXapan module is now available for online training for applicators in states that accept this method of training. Please see: http://www.dupont.com/products-and-services/crop-protection/soybean-protection/articles/fexapan-training.html
Posted on behalf of Dr. Ramón Arancibia:
The ‘2018 Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations’ has been posted in the VCE publication website and is available for printing. https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/456/456-420/456-420.html
Average nightly black light trap catches of corn earworm moths this week were: Southampton=0.3; Prince George (Templeton)=6; Prince George (Disputanta)=4; Hanover=2; Suffolk=26. Here is the data table: BLT_28_Sep_2017
Most traps are being stowed now. We greatly appreciate the reports this season from Watson Lawrence (Chesapeake); Mike Parrish and Angela Duncan (Dinwiddie); Laura Maxey-Nay (Hanover); Scott Reiter (Prince George); Mary Beahm (Warsaw); LIvvy Preisser (Southampton); and Sally Taylor and her entomology team (Suffolk). We also want to thank the growers who hosted the traps on their farms.
Average nightly captures of corn earworm moths in area black light traps were as follows: Suffolk=8; Southampton=1; Warsaw=20; Prince George (Templeton)=10; Prince George (Disputanta)=5. There were no reports of any brown marmorated stink bugs caught in the black light traps this week. Here is the corn earworm data table: BLT_21_Sep_2017
Most reporting black light trap stations this week had decreased corn earworm moth captures (except for Chesapeake remaining constant). Nightly averages were Chesapeake = 11; Southampton = 1; Suffolk = 8; and Warsaw = 4 moths. Here is the data table: BLT_7_Sep_2017
No brown marmorated stink bugs were caught this week in the black light traps.
This week, corn earworm (bollworm) moth captures in the black light trap were down at most locations (steady at Chesapeake and Prince George-Templeton), perhaps partly due to the rainy weather, but some “down” numbers are still pretty high (Suffolk, for example). The table is here: BLT_31_Aug_2017
We had no reports of any brown marmorated stink bugs captured in the black light traps this week.
NIghtly trap averages for corn earworm moths had a wide range this week–please see the attached pdf file for your most local data: CEW_24_Aug
Corn earworm moth captures in the black light traps ranged from 2 to 45 moths per night; brown marmorated stink bug catches ranged from zero to 2.6 per night. Here are the data tables: BLT_17_Aug_2017
In our corn earworm (bollworm) vial tests, we are averaging 39% moth survival, with 832 moths tested to date.