The Peanut-Cotton Infonet is up and running for the 2018 growing season. As in previous years, the website will provide:
- Maximum, minimum, and average air temperatures
- Average soil temperature at a 4 inch depth
- Daily and accumulated (from May 1) peanut heat units
- Daily and accumulated (from May 1) cotton degree-days
- Daily and total seasonal (from May 1) rainfall
- Last effective spray date for peanut leaf spot
- Sclerotinia blight risk
- Frost advisory (from September 25th to completion of harvest)
The web address has changed slightly and the website can be found here.
Soil temperatures in southeastern Virginia have been cool over the past couple of weeks (average less than 60 °F), and cool, wet conditions in some fields will favor seedling diseases in early planted crops. A warming trend over the next week will hopefully result in more favorable planting conditions towards the beginning of May.
For questions or concerns regarding the Peanut-Cotton Infonet throughout the growing season, contact Dr. Hillary Mehl (firstname.lastname@example.org).