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  1. Illinois: Crop Management Conferences, Jan. 20 – Feb. 10

    January 20 @ 8:00 am - February 10 @ 8:00 am
  2. Texas: National Cotton Council Annual Meeting, Dallas, Feb. 5-7

    February 5 @ 8:00 am - February 7 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Texas: Wild Pig Management Workshop, Luling, Feb. 9

    February 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Ohio: Corn College Workshop, Greenville, Feb. 10

    February 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  5. Arkansas State Agribusiness Conference, Jonesboro, Feb. 10

    February 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  6. Texas: Feed-Grain Marketing Workshop, Amarillo, Feb. 10-11

    February 10 @ 8:00 am - March 11 @ 5:00 pm
  7. West Florida Crops Meeting, Jay, February 11

    February 11 @ 7:45 am - 12:00 pm
  8. Georgia: Ag Business Planning Workshop, Glennville, Feb. 11, 18

    February 11 @ 8:00 am - February 18 @ 5:00 pm
  9. Alabama-Florida Peanut Trade Show, Dothan, February 11

    February 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  10. Four States Agricultural Exposition, Texarkana, Feb. 11

    February 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  11. Ohio: Agronomy Workshops, Wooster, Feb. 15, 16

    February 15 @ 8:00 am - February 16 @ 8:00 am
  12. Louisiana: Irrigation Management Workshop, Marksville, Feb. 16-17

    February 16 @ 8:00 am - February 17 @ 8:00 am
  13. Tennessee: Irrigation Meeting, Somerville, Feb. 16

    February 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  14. Tennessee: Cotton Focus Meeting, Jackson, Feb. 18

    February 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  15. Illinois: Ag Tech Innovation Summit, Champaign, Feb. 18

    February 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  16. Texas: Oil, Gas Leasing Workshop, College Station, Feb. 22

    February 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  17. Texas: Wild Pig Management Workshop, Burnet, Feb. 24

    February 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  18. Virginia: USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, Arlington, Feb. 25-26

    February 25 @ 8:00 am - February 26 @ 5:00 pm
  19. Georgia: Pest Manager Training, Forsyth, Feb. 25

    February 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  20. Tennessee: Winter Row Crop Marketing Meeting, Mason, Feb. 25

    February 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  21. Texas: Rice Technical Working Group, Galveston, March 1-4

    March 1 @ 8:00 am - March 4 @ 8:00 am
  22. Indiana Small Farm Conference, Danville, March 4-5

    March 4 @ 8:00 am - March 5 @ 5:00 pm
  23. Kansas: 103rd Annual Cattlemen’s Day, Manhattan, March 4

    March 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  24. Kentucky: Integrated Pest Management Training, Princeton, March 2

    March 6 @ 8:00 am
  25. Oklahoma: Irrigation Conference, Woodward, March 8

    March 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  26. Oklahoma: Pecan Management Course, Stillwater, March 8

    March 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  27. Missouri: Free Pesticide Collection Event, Portageville, March 12

    March 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  28. Florida: Carinata Summit, Quincy, March 15-16

    March 15 @ 8:00 am - March 16 @ 5:00 pm

 

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Texas: Corn Beginning to Tasle in Hale County

Ernst Undesser
By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Hale County Extension Agent June 28, 2013

Texas: Corn Beginning to Tasle in Hale County

This week we found our first tasseling corn field of the season. Most fields are still two to three weeks away. We found very few corn or sorghum pests to speak of this week in field. We continue to find just a few spider mite colonies in both crops hanging on, but predators have almost completely cleaned them out. I do recommend we stay on top of the spider mite potential this season.

Mites tend to thrive in hot and dry environ-mental conditions, much like what we have been experiencing this week and expect to continue. They also tend to increase in numbers in tasseling corn. Once area corn reaches tassel and sorghum boots, the potential and conditions still look favorable for a spider mite ‘perfect storm.’

        
         

I would refer readers to Dr. Ed Bynum’s, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Entomologist – district 1, work and experience with spider mites in corn available firsthand through his newsletter, “Panhandle Pest Newsletter” and the Plant Management Network. We will be passing information along here as well as sharing what we will be seeing locally as needed.

Dr. Pat Porter, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Entomologists for district 2, began picking up large numbers of fall army worms (FAW) in his regional traps this last week. This could be an indication that we should start seeing larva activity in whorl stage corn and sorghum over the next few weeks. We remain watchful but as of this date, we have only found a few scattered FAW larva in a non-Bt corn refuge area.

Our bollworm traps recorded no moth activity for either Hale or Swisher County this week. Damage to the traps from weather that allowed moth escapes are likely to blame. The same situation developed for Gary Cross’s, CEA-Hale, local FAW traps this week.

Ernst Undesser
By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Hale County Extension Agent June 28, 2013