Category Archives: Fruits and Vegetables

Registration is open for the Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School.

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November 15-17, 2016
Princess Royale Hotel in Ocean City, MD

Registration is open for the 22nd annual Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School. This year’s school will feature 2 ½ days of timely presentations in the areas of crop management, nutrient management, pest management, soil and water management, and climate. This year, the school will also feature the popular Crop School on Wheels field tour (limited to 50 participants). Nutrient management (VA, MD, DE, PA), pesticide, and certified crop adviser (CCA) credits will be available. Register early for the best selection of sessions.

The session schedule is online at: https://cdn.extension.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2016/09/23151701/2016_CMS_Program_Final.pdf

Registration information is posted at: http://www.cvent.com/events/2016-crop-management-school/event-summary-bbd4a7d2717545af9770626ef761a930.aspx?tw=E3-C1-0B-14-32-A0-CB-AB-1C-D6-9A-06-46-74-20-5F.

Contact Amy Shober (ashober@udel.edu) or Jarrod Miller (jarrod@umd.edu) with questions about the school. We look forward to seeing you there.

The Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School is organized by Extension Specialists from Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland featuring speakers from across the nation.

LATE BLIGHT IN VIRGINIA

Late blight was found in Accomack County, VA yesterday on potato. Growers on the Eastern Shore and other areas of the Commonwealth should scout their fields and take preventative measures. Please let us know if you have any questions. For more information on this potentially devastating disease of potato and tomato visit: https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/ANR/ANR-6/ANR-6_pdf.pdf

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New Label for Sandea on Cucumber

Gowan has a new supplemental label for Sandea on cucumber, allowing for a 14 day pre-harvest interval.  This label will be on the bottle next production run, but for the time being growers wanting to use the supplemental label will need to have a copy of the supplemental label on file.  This new label will replace the 24c (Special Local Needs label) label that covers the same use.  If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.  Below is the supplemental label.

Sandea 81880-18 cucumbers (aprvd 5-11-16)

 

 

26th Annual Eastern Shore of Virginia Ag Conference & Trade Show

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Ag Conference & Trade Show is on! We are snow free, and looking forward to a great event on January 26 and 27, 2016. The event will take place at the Eastern Shore Community College Workforce Development Center in Melfa, VA. The full program can be found at: http://issuu.com/esarec/docs/flipbookfinal/1. We have been approved for Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) CEU credits (details at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/f34f3spg4quni7a/CCA_Credits_Handout_2016.pdf?dl=0), Virginia Nutrient Management Credit (1 credit), and Virginia Pesticide Recertification credits (information in the program). See you there! Directions can be found at: http://es.vccs.edu/about/mapdirections/.ESCC

Eastern Shore Ag Conference & Trade Show

Join Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Virginia Association of Potato and Vegetable Growers, and Industry to hear updates, research information, and innovative products for grain, oilseed, and vegetable crops important to Virginia’s Eastern Shore on January 26 and 27, 2016. This event is free and open to the public. Announcements concerning conference updates, weather delays and/or closings, etc. will be made at: https://www.facebook.com/EasternShore.Soils. Highlights of the program can be found in the attached flyer.

Ag Conf Press Release 2016

Late blight found in NC

Late blight has been confirmed in North Carolina on potato.  Few details are known right now regarding the intensity of this outbreak, but, it is focused around the Elizabeth City, NC area.  Potato and tomato growers, particularly those in the SE part of the Commonwealth should be diligent about scouting their crops and consider protective fungicides.  Please let us know if you have further questions and we will continue to update everyone as we learn more.

 

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Late Blight Found in Floyd County

Late blight has been confirmed on tomato in Floyd County, VA, by the Virginia Tech Plant Disease Clinic. Potato and tomato growers should take precautionary actions and increase scouting. Cool and wet conditions favor development of this disease and fungicide sprays should be in place before the disease is present in a field or garden. For more information on late blight and late blight management, refer to the Extension publication available at: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/ANR/ANR-6/ANR-6_pdf.pdf . Late blight was previously identified in Loudoun County, VA, on July 22; Rappahannock County, VA, on August 8; and Montgomery County, VA on August 20.

Late Blight Found in Montgomery County

Late blight on leaf

Late blight has been confirmed on tomato in Montgomery County, VA, by the Virginia Tech Plant Disease Clinic. Potato and tomato growers should take precautionary actions and increase scouting. Cool and wet conditions favor development of this disease and fungicide sprays should be in place before the disease is present in a field or garden. For more information on late blight and late blight management, refer to the Extension publication available at: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/ANR/ANR-6/ANR-6_pdf.pdf . Late blight was previously identified in Loudoun County, VA, on July 22 and Rappahannock County, VA, on August 8.

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Late blight found on Tomato in Rappahannock County, Virginia

The following information is from Elizabeth Bush with the Virginia Tech Plant Disease Clinic:  Late blight has been confirmed on tomato in Washington, VA by the Virginia Tech Plant Disease Clinic. Potato and tomato growers (especially in the northern part of the Commonwealth) should take precautionary actions and increase scouting. Cool and wet conditions favor development of this disease and fungicide sprays should be in place before the disease is present in a field or garden. For more information on late blight and late blight management refer to the Extension publication available at http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/ANR/ANR-6/ANR-6_pdf.pdf . Late blight was previously identified in Loudoun County, VA on July 22.

Helicoverpa zea (aka corn earworm, bollworm) resistance monitoring update–Aug. 7, 2014

Our corn earworm/bollworm moth catches went up this week allowing us to conduct adult vial tests on 128 moths.  Vials were treated with the standard 5 microgram rate of cypermethrin (a pyrethroid insecticide), or acetone (the untreated check).  This week, 39.4% of moths survived the test, which is high.  The season-long average is now 35% survival (based on 190 moths evaluated) and is higher than what we saw in 2013 (see graphs, below).  Survivorship at this level indicates that non-pyrethroids may need to be considered when an insecticide is needed for this pest in some regions, so please keep this in mind when scouting and then making management decisions in the upcoming days.

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