Resources by D. Ames Herbert
|Insect Pest Management in Virginia: Cotton, Peanut, and Soybean 2010||May 1, 2009||2812-1027|
|Locust Leafminer||Mar 17, 2016||3101-1528 (ENTO-205NP)|
|No-Tillage Small Grain Production in Virginia||May 1, 2009||424-005|
|Growing Hulless Barley in the Mid-Atlantic||Mar 20, 2019||424-022|
|Growing Bread Wheat in the Mid-Atlantic Region||Mar 20, 2019||424-024|
|Agronomy Handbook, 2000||May 1, 2009||424-100||
|Winter Grain Mite||
The adult is relatively large compared to other spider mites and is the only mite of economic importance with the anal pore (a tan to orange spot best seen with microscope, but can be seen with a hand lens) on the upper surface of the abdomen.
|May 12, 2020||444-037|
|Integrated Pest Management Peanut Scouting Manual||
In the competitive global peanut market, you need to lower production costs. At the same time, you also need to keep pesticide residues in peanuts to a minimum; protect rivers, streams, and lakes from runoff; and prevent chemicals from leaching through the soil to groundwater. Using IPM to protect crops only from pests that are likely to cause economic losses is a good way to meet these goals.
|May 12, 2020||444-126|
|Identifying Soybean Fields at Risk to Leaf-Feeding Insects||Nov 13, 2018||444-203 (SPES-74P)|
|Cereal Leaf Beetle, Biology and Management||
Cereal leaf beetle, a native to Europe and Asia, was first detected in Michigan in 1962. Since that time it has spread throughout most of the mid-western and eastern United States and has become a significant pest of Virginia and North Carolina small grains. This insect can become very numerous in small grain fields and the larvae are capable of reducing grain yield by eating the green leaf tissue.
|May 12, 2020||444-350|
|The Peanut Southern Corn Rootworm Advisory||
The southern corn rootworm (SCR) has long been considered a major pest of peanuts in North Carolina and Virginia. However, researchers and Extension faculty at Virginia Tech and NC State have determined through more than 400 commercial field trials that the majority of peanut fields do not need to be treated. They have developed and tested a simple-to-use advisory that identifies those fields not at risk for pod damage or economic loss. The Southern Corn Rootworm Advisory can save you time and money as well as help you use insecticides more efficiently.
|Nov 22, 2019||444-351(ENTO-340P)|
|Field Guide to Stink Bugs||
Field Guide to Stink Bugs of Agricultural Importance in the United States
|May 12, 2020||444-356 (ENTO-68)|
|Second Edition Mid-Atlantic Guide to the Insect Pests and Beneficials of Corn, Soybean, and Small Grains||Nov 13, 2018||444-360|
|Managing Stink Bugs in Cotton: Research in the Southeast Region||Nov 13, 2018||444-390|
|Corn Earworm Biology and Management in Soybeans||
Corn earworm, Helicoverpa zea, is the most common and destructive insect pest of soybeans grown in Virginia. Although infestation severity varies, about one-third of our acreage is treated annually. This costs farmers 1.5 to 2 million dollars annually, and requires the application of many pounds of insecticide to crop lands. We may never eliminate this pest from Virginia soybeans, but knowledge of the biology and use of best management practices can help limit insecticide controls to those fields that meet economic threshold criteria. This publication provides current information on corn earworm biology, prediction of outbreaks, pest advisories, scouting procedures, and recently revised economic thresholds.
|May 12, 2020||444-770|
|Virginia Cotton Production Guide 2016||
Proper soil fertility management ensures sufficient nutrients for maximum cotton production. Obtaining and maintaining appropriate soil nutrient concentrations is imperative, as fertilizer inputs are the largest component of production budgets for Virginia cotton farmers. At the same time, excessive nutrient application wastes money, wastes natural resources, and can negatively impact yields and environmental quality.
|Feb 22, 2016||AREC-124NP (AREC-165NP)|
|IMPACT: Virginia Winter Fruit School Impact||
Tree fruits are important to the agricultural economy in Virginia. The commonwealth ranks sixth in the nation in apple production, with a crop valued at more than $68 million, and 20th in peach production, with a crop valued at $4.5 million. Although smaller in acreage, cherries, pears, and plums also play an important role in some areas of Virginia. These fruit crops are susceptible to an everchanging array of insects, plant diseases, and weeds, and pest management programs are complex and knowledge-intensive.
|May 13, 2015||AREC-135NP|
|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|
|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.
|Jan 6, 2017||AREC-197NP|
|2016 Insect Pest Management in Virginia Cotton, Peanut, and Soybean||Jan 20, 2017||AREC-200NP|
|Troubleshooting The Soybean Crop||Nov 16, 2012||AREC-25NP|
|2012 Insect Pest Management in Virginia Cotton, Peanut, and Soybean||Jan 28, 2013||AREC-37NP|
|Soybean Insect Guide||
Numerous kinds of insects can be found in soybeans. Most are beneficial or harmless, but some can cause yield loss and even crop failure if not controlled.
|Mar 20, 2019||AREC-68NP|
|2011 Insect Pest Management in Virginia Cotton, Peanut, and Soybean||Feb 1, 2012||AREC-7|
|2014 Insect Pest Management in Virginia Cotton and Peanut||Feb 9, 2015||ENTO-109NP|
|Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, Biology And Management In Mid-Atlantic Soybeans||
The mission of the Delaware Soybean Board (DSB), Maryland Soybean Board (MSB), and Virginia Soybean Board (VSB) is to maximize the profitability of soybean producers in their respective states by investing soybean checkoff funds in targeted domestic and international research, promotion and communication initiatives. The volunteer farmer- leaders who serve on the DSB, MSB and VSB boards of directors invest your checkoff dollars in research to improve soybean production practices to make your farm more profitable and ensure the sustainability of Mid-Atlantic soybean production.
|Nov 5, 2015||ENTO-168NP|
|Insect Pest Management in Virginia Cotton, Peanut, and Soybean 2015||Mar 8, 2016||ENTO-184NP|