Dinwiddie Extension Office 13915-H Boydton Plank Road P. O. Box 399 Dinwiddie, VA 23841 804/469-4514 Fax: 804/469-3284 firstname.lastname@example.org http://offices.ext.vt.edu/dinwiddie DINWIDDIE AGRICULTURAL NEWSLETTER Number 92 – August 2009 CORN EAR WORMS: Agriculture Tire Collection and Agriculture Equipment Waste Oil Collection (100 gallon min.) – Please remember to be on the lookout for corn ear Please call the Dinwiddie Extension Office to sign up, worms in the next two weeks, this time period 804-469-4514. coincides with the latest increase of moth numbers ***This will be your last chance to sign up before captured in blacklight traps. During scouting, growers the next collection. should collect several samples from fields to accurately assess the need to control particular pests. PESTICIDE DISPOSAL PROGRAM: Please check the cotton info net or call the office for information on scouting. In 2009, we will be conducting the Agriculture Corn Earworm Thresholds in Soybeans Pesticide Disposal Program. (Based on the average number caught per sample)* Row Rows The next Free Agriculture Pesticide Collection will Sampling Tool Width Sampled Threshold be held: Sweep Net** 7" 5 2.5 Tuesday, August 25th – 9:00am to 1:00pm 14" 3 2.4 Southern States Petersburg, 1609 W. Washington St. 21" 2 3.1 Please come by the Extension Office and pick up a 36" 1 3.1 brochure and a Pesticide Disposal Program Rigid Beat Cloth*** 7" 2 0.9 Registration form which needs to be filled out and 14" 1 0.7 returned to VDACS for registration. 21" 1 1.2 Beat Cloth 30" 1 or 2 1 NEW CONSERVATION SECURITY Standard or Rigid**** 36" 1 or 2 1.2 PROGRAM SIGNUP UNDERWAY *Only count worms First signup from Aug. 10 to Sept. 30 3/8 inch or longer ***Number per sample District Conservationist, Anthony Howell announced **Based on a 15 ****Number per row foot rather than sweep sample number per sample. that Virginia farmers can now sign up for the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) WHEAT SEED QUALITY: administered by the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service. CSP provides incentives to Wheat seed quality is a big concern for this year’s encourage producers to address natural resource small grain planting season. Please send off samples concerns in a comprehensive way by maintaining to be germ tested if you are planning to plant your own existing conservation practices on all of their land and seed this fall. Our office has the seed testing forms if undertaking additional conservation activities. needed. If you have questions, please call me – 804- Landowners who want to be considered for 2009 469-4514. funding can sign up at their local NRCS office between August 10 and September 30. TIRE AND OIL RECYCLING: For more details about the new Conservation Stewardship Program, please visit www.nrcs.usda.gov/new_csp. or call your local Time – 8:00 am – 12 noon USDA-NRCS office – Prince George: 804-957-6156 Location - Southern States Petersburg, 1609 W. or Dinwiddie: 804-469-7297 Washington Street Bring old lawn and garden chemical containers, paint MEETINGS AND DATES TO cans, etc. to be collected. REMEMBER: Virginia State University 24th Annual Tri-County Soybean Field Day: Agriculture Field Day: Date – August 26, 2009 Date – August 25, 2009 Time – 6:00 pm Time – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Location – Paul Cerny’s Farm, 12901 College Rd, Location – Randolph Farm, VSU Petersburg The 24th Annual Agriculture Field Day at VSU is a **Please call the Extension Office to register. showcase of Agriculture Tourism – a growing source of income for many farmers. Please contact the office Pasture Walk: for information or come by to pick up a registration Date – September 2, 2009 form. Time – 6:00 pm Location – Guy Sturt’s Farm, McKenney, VA Annual Tour of Field Research Plots: During our pasture walks we visit a local forage Date – September 22, 2009 producer and tour his/her farming operation and Time – Tour starts at 8:30 am – Lunch at 12 noon discuss the production challenges for producing Location – Tidewater Research Farm on Hare Road, quality livestock hay and pastures. All forage Suffolk, VA producers and livestock owners are welcome to attend. The tour is open for attendance by anyone interested in Please register for materials and dinner. learning about ongoing research on disease control. Farm & Family Fun Day: ***Please remember to participate in the Plastic Date – September 12, 2009 Pesticide Container Recycling Program. We are Time - 9:00am – 1:00pm currently accepting containers at the Dinwiddie Co. Location – Blackstone Research Station Landfill – Please call for an appointment. Virginia Tech Tidewater AREC Pre-Harvest Please contact the Dinwiddie Extension Office Crops Tour: for more details or with any questions Date – September 15, 2009 regarding calendar events. Note: This date is a change–original date was Sept. 10 Time – Tour starts at 2:00 pm ***Please let us know, call 804-469-4514 if there are Location – Hare Road Research Farm, Suffolk, VA any changes to your mailing address or if you no The tour will focus on applied research in longer wish to receive this newsletter. Due to postage economically important crops including timely restraints we would like for you to let us know if you information for growers, educators and advisors for have an email address that we could send the the approaching harvest and advanced planning for the newsletter to. Please email email@example.com with your subsequent crop year. Featured crops will include email address if you would like to receive the cotton, peanut, soybean and vegetables. The tour will newsletter this way. Thank you! be conducted throughout the afternnon followed by a Please support local and area Extension Programs, when possible. Your dinner. There will also be useful updates from the support and participation reflect the measure of success of our programming efforts. Your participation is greatly appreciated. Peanut Growers Cooperative Marketing Association (PGCMA) and Farm Service Agency (FSA). Again, please mark the date of September 15th for this informative and educational program. For additional information contact Gail White (firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-657-6450 ext. 430). Michael J. Parrish, ANR Extension Agent If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in these programs, please Household Hazardous Waste Collection: contact the Dinwiddie Extension Office at 804-469-4514, Monday-Friday, Date - October 10, 2009 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to discuss accommodations at least one week prior to the event.