Category Archives: General Comments

Stakeholder input on Virginia’s State Pollinator Protection Plan

The following advisory is posted on behalf of Dr. Hunter Frame:

I want everyone to check out this letter for stakeholder input on the pollinator protection plan that is being developed by VDACS. So for the cotton producers the nearest meeting will be on February 22 from 6-8 pm at the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Suffolk, VA. This is an important issue that needs to be discussed and solutions need to be developed so no tools for producers are lost and bees/beekeepers are able to thrive next to cotton and other crops! Look forward to seeing everyone there!

Virginia Frost Advisory

The Virginia Frost Advisory predicts that a frost is expected next Monday morning (10/19) for Suffolk, Capron, Waverly, Skippers, and Lewiston.  A copy of the report can be downloaded below. For up-to-date frost advisories for the region, see the Peanut-Cotton Infonet (

Frost Advisory 10-12-2015

July 23, 2015 update for brown marmorated stink bug and kudzu bug survey of soybean

In soybean, our scouts have detected BMSB in Bedford, and kudzu bug in Brunswick, Campbell, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Nottoway, Prince Edward, Suffolk, and Surry.  Kudzu bug has been observed on other hosts (i.e., kudzu) in Appomattox, Buckingham, Isle of Wight, and Southampton.  Please see the attached maps for further details.  BMSB_KB_23_Jul_2015

Black light trap captures for the week ending July 23, 2015

Corn earworm moth captures were low this week, ranging from zero to 0.7 per night.  BMSB catches ranged from zero to 2 per night.  Please see the attached file for the data tables.  Thanks to the following for their reports this week:  Mary Beahm (Warsaw), Scott Reiter (Prince George), David Moore and intern Taylor Sabo (Middlesex), Austin Brown (Southampton), and Dr. Herbert and the entomology crew in Suffolk.  BLT_23_Jul_2015

Black light trap captures for the week ending July 16, 2015

Corn earworm moth catches from reporting stations were low this week.  Nightly averages were:  Warsaw=zero; Southampton (Courtland)=zero; Suffolk=0.4.  Brown marmorated stink bug nightly averages were:  Warsaw=zero; Southampton (Courtland)=1.3; Suffolk=zero.  Thanks to the following for their reports this week:  Mary Beahm, Austin Brown, and Dr. Herbert’s Entomology team.  The image of the “bucket style” black light trap is courtesy of Austin Brown.  Bioquip_universal_black_light_trap_2_low