Resources by Maria Balota

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2011 Virginia Peanut Production Guide Jan 12, 2011 2810-1017
Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation Results, 2008
Peanut is an important crop for the Virginia – Carolina region. It annually brings over $90 million to the economies of this region from over 180,000 acres planted every year. For example this year, 24,000 acres were planted in Virginia and 98,000 in North Carolina. Average yield was 3,400 lb/A in Virginia and 3,500 in North Carolina. Due to environmental similarities and existence of a strong peanut industry tailored to process primarily the large-seeded Virginia- type peanut, growers in Virginia and North Carolina generally grow the same peanut varieties.
May 1, 2009 2812-1030
Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation Results 2008 May 1, 2009 2902-1082
Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation Results, 2009. I. Agronomic and Grade Data Jan 11, 2010 3001-1432
2009 Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation Results, Quality Data Mar 15, 2010 3002-1436
Peanut Crop Physiology Related Projects at Tidewater Agricultural Research & Extension Center 2009 Sep 9, 2010 3009-1460
2010 Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation Results: Agronomic and Grade Data Jan 14, 2011 3101-1523
2009-2010 Performance of Sorghum Hybrids in the Virginia‐Carolina Region Jan 25, 2011 3101-1531
2010 PEANUT VARIETY AND QUALITY EVALUATION RESULTS Quality Data Mar 24, 2011 3103-1539
Description and Performance of the Virginia-Market-Type Peanut Cultivars
While the runner-type peanut is the predominant market type grown in the United States, the Virginia-Carolinas region has traditionally grown only the largeseeded, Virginia-type peanut. There are several old — as well as new — Virginia-type cultivars available to the peanut industry. While information on older cultivars is available in Extension publications, information on the most recently released cultivars is lacking. Therefore, this publication will provide growers, shellers, and processors with the latest research-based information on the performance of the newest cultivars and currently grown cultivars.
Nov 3, 2014 432-201 (AREC-103P)
2009-2011 Performance of Sorghum Hybrids in the Virginia-Carolina Region
Based on data from the U.S. Grain Council (www.grains.org), grain sorghum is the third most important cereal crop grown in the United States and the fifth most important cereal crop grown in the world. The United States, with approximately 9.7 million acres harvested in the 2009-10 cropping season, is the world’s largest producer of grain sorghum, followed by India and Nigeria. Sorghum production in the U.S. is concentrated in the central and southern plains of five states — Kansas, Texas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Missouri — representing approximately 89 percent of total production. In many parts of the world, sorghum has traditionally been used for food. In the United States, sorghum is primarily used for animal feed, but also for food and industry derivatives such as wallboard and biodegradable packaging materials. Recently, sweet sorghums have been considered for bioenergy feedstock production.
Apr 25, 2013 AREC-11P
2017 Virginia Peanut Production Guide
The primary considerations when selecting peanut varieties are yield, grade factors, disease, pests, and drought and heat response. A good practice is recording for each field the variety, yield, rainfall, and disease and insect incidence every year. This will allow producers to identify the most productive and less problematic fields, also the most productive varieties for each field.
Feb 17, 2017 AREC-117NP
2014 Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation Results - Agronomic and Grade Data
\Due to suitability to the environmental conditions and existence of a strong peanut industry tailored to process primarily the large-seeded Virginia-type peanut, growers in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina generally grow Virginia-type cultivars. In the view of a common interest in the Virginia-type peanut, the three states are working together through a multi-state project, the Peanut Variety Quality Evaluation (PVQE), to evaluate advanced breeding lines and commercial cultivars throughout their production regions.
Jan 6, 2015 AREC-125NP
Mid-Atlantic Grain Sorghum Performance Tests 2014
The 2014 grain sorghum OVT tests contained 52 hybrids; 41 hybrids were planted as a full season crop and 21 as double crop. Full season and double cropping tests were conducted at three locations, at the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center (TAREC) in Suffolk, VA, in a farmer field near Windsor, VA, in Isle of Wight County, and at the Virginia State University’s Randolph Farm near Petersburg, VA.
Mar 6, 2015 AREC-133NP
2014 Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation Results - II. Quality Data
Along with agronomic and grade information, data on kernel and pod quality are essential for release of new peanut cultivars to ensure acceptability by the entire peanut trade. The present report contains the quality data collected on 5 Virginia-type commercially available cultivars and 25 advanced breeding lines tested in the Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation (PVQE) small plots in 2014. The small PVQE plots with 36 varieties were tested at five locations in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina: Suffolk, VA, Martin Co., NC, Rocky Mount, NC, Bladen, NC, and Blackville, SC.
May 5, 2015 AREC-146NP
2016 Virginia Peanut Production Guide
Recommendations for the use of agricultural chemicals are included in this publication as a convenience to the reader. The use of brand names and any mention or listing of commercial products or services in this publication does not imply endorsement by Virginia Tech nor discrimination against similar products or services not mentioned. Individuals who use agricultural chemicals are responsible for ensuring that the intended use complies with current regulations and conforms to the product label. Be sure to obtain information about usage regulations and examine a current product label before applying any chemical.
Jan 28, 2016 AREC-157NP
Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation Results, 2015 I. Agronomic and Grade Data
Due to suitability to the environmental conditions and existence of a strong peanut industry tailored to process primarily the large-seeded Virginia-type peanut, growers in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina generally grow Virginia-type cultivars.
Jan 25, 2016 AREC-164NP
Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation results, 2015
Along with agronomic and grade information, data on kernel and pod quality are essential for release of new peanut cultivars to ensure acceptability by the entire peanut trade. The present report contains the quality data collected on 5 Virginia-type cultivars that currently are on the market and 31 advanced breeding lines tested in the Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation (PVQE) small plots in 2015.
Apr 1, 2016 AREC-172NP
Peanut Variety & Quality Evaluation Results 2016
Due to suitability to the environmental conditions and existence of a strong peanut industry tailored to process primarily the large-seeded Virginia-type peanut, growers in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina generally grow Virginia-type cultivars. In the view of a common interest in the Virginia-type peanut, the three states are working together through a multi-state project, the Peanut Variety Quality Evaluation (PVQE), to evaluate advanced breeding lines and commercial cultivars throughout their production regions.
Dec 20, 2016 AREC-198NP
Sorghum (Sorghum vulgare, L.) Diseases Head mold Aug 21, 2012 AREC-20NP
2016 Virginia Grain Sorghum Performance Tests Feb 17, 2017 AREC-201NP
2016 Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation results
Along with agronomic and grade information, data on kernel and pod quality are essential for release of new peanut cultivars to ensure acceptability by the entire peanut trade. The present report contains the quality data collected on 4 Virginia-type cultivars that currently are on the market and 21 advanced breeding lines tested in the Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation (PVQE) small plots in 2016.
Mar 6, 2017 AREC-208NP
Sorghum (Sorghum vulgare, L.) Insects Corn earworm [Helicoverpa zea (Boddie)] Aug 31, 2012 AREC-21NP
Sorghum (Sorghum vulgare, L.) Marketability Grain Color and Relationship to Feed Value Aug 31, 2012 AREC-23NP
Effects of Drought and Heat on Peanut (Arachis hypogaea, L.) Production Sep 20, 2012 AREC-27NP
Sorghum (Sorghum vulgare, L.) Weed Control Nov 16, 2012 AREC-29NP
2012 Performance of Sorghum Hybrids in Virginia Nov 26, 2012 AREC-30NP
2012 Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation Results - Agronomic and Grade Data Jan 16, 2013 AREC-32NP
Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation Results, Quality Data Apr 26, 2013 AREC-41NP
Growing 'Titan': A Large-Seeded, Virginia-Type Peanut for Specialty Markets Jun 18, 2013 AREC-42P
2011 - 2012 Runner vs. Virginia Peanut Test Results Apr 12, 2013 AREC-44NP
2011 Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation Results, Agronomic and Grade Data Jan 9, 2012 AREC-5
2014 Virginia Peanut Production Guide
The primary considerations when selecting peanut varieties are yield, grade factors, disease, pests, and drought and heat response. A good practice is recording for each field the variety, yield, rainfall, and disease and insect incidence every year. This will allow producers to identify the most productive and less problematic fields, also the most productive varieties for each field.
May 2, 2014 AREC-58NP
2011 Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation Results - Quality Data Aug 28, 2012 AREC-6
2013 Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation Results - Agronomic and Grade Data Jan 16, 2014 AREC-64NP
2013 Tri-State Grain Sorghum Performance Tests
The 2013 grain sorghum OVT tests contained 45 hybrids planted as a full season crop and 22 as double crop. Full season tests were conducted at three locations, at the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center (TAREC) in Suffolk, VA, in a farmer field near Homeville, VA, in Sussex County, and at the Virginia State University’s Randolph Farm near Petersburg, VA. The double crop sorghum trials were conducted at two locations, at the TAREC and in a farmer field near Windsor, VA, in the Isle of Weight County.
Mar 26, 2014 AREC-83NP
2013 Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation Results - II. Quality Data
Along with agronomic and grade information, data on kernel and pod quality are essential for release of new peanut cultivars to ensure acceptability by the entire peanut trade. The present report contains the quality data collected on 10 Virginia-type commercially available cultivars and 26 advanced breeding lines tested in the Peanut Variety and Quality Evaluation (PVQE) small plots in 2013.
Mar 14, 2014 AREC-85NP
Peanut Crop Physiology Related Projects at Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center 2010 Dec 16, 2011 PPWS-2
Peanut (Arachis hypogaea, L.) Nutrition
Maintaining the right soil pH for each crop ensures optimal nutrient uptake by plants. For peanut, the recommended pH range is 5.8 – 6.2. If soil pH is higher than 6.2, manganese (Mn) or boron (B) deficiency may occur; if pH is less than 5.8, zinc (Zn) toxicity problems could be favored. Therefore, taking soil samples correctly is very important for correcting soil pH. A single composite sample should be taken for each 5 irrigated and 10 rainfed acres. This sample should be composed of 20 or more subsamples collected from an imaginary grid uniformly covering the land area. The subsamples should be well mixed together and only a small composite sample should be retained and sent to the soil lab.
Sep 1, 2014 PPWS-40NP
2015 Virginia Grain Sorghum Performance Tests
The 2015 grain sorghum OVT tests contained 21 hybrids planted as a full season crop and 22 as double crop. Full season tests were conducted at three locations, the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center (TAREC) in Suffolk, VA, the Eastern Virginia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (EVAREC) in Warsaw, VA, and in a farmer field near Windsor, VA, in Isle of Wight County. The double crop sorghum trials were conducted at three locations, the TAREC, in a farmer field near Windsor, VA, in Isle of Wight County, and in a farmer field near Locust Grove, VA, in Orange County.
Feb 12, 2016 PPWS-72NP