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Texas Cotton: Researchers Identify Cause of Bacterial Blight

Texas Cotton: Researchers Identify Cause of Bacterial Blight

👤By Kathleen Phillips, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 24, 2017

Researchers have figured out how a once-defeated bacterium has re-emerged to infect cotton in a battle that could sour much of the Texas and U.S. crop. And it boils down to this: A smart bacteria with a sweet tooth. “It’s

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Texas Field Reports: Moisture Levels a Concern for Some Cotton Growers

Texas Field Reports: Moisture Levels a Concern for Some Cotton Growers

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 23, 2017

Texas cotton is in a varied state of production, but one thing is common for most producers, especially dryland growers, rain is needed to improve soil moisture levels, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. Seth Byrd, AgriLife Extension

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Texas: Cotton Herbicide Rotation Restrictions to Sorghum

Texas: Cotton Herbicide Rotation Restrictions to Sorghum

👤From the United Sorghum Checkoff Program 🕔May 23, 2017

Due to the rise of cotton acres in the southern High Plains of Texas expected in 2017, interest is growing in the use of long residual herbicides that can affect the waiting time between planting sorghum and cotton. Sorghum Checkoff

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Texas: Cotton Scout School, Levelland, June 1

Texas: Cotton Scout School, Levelland, June 1

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 23, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a free cotton bug scouting school June 1 in the Oil Room located on the South Plains College campus, 1401 S. College Ave. in Levelland. The day will open with registration at

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Texas Upper Coast IPM: Start Watching for Lygus; Sugarcane Aphids on the Rise

Texas Upper Coast IPM: Start Watching for Lygus; Sugarcane Aphids on the Rise

👤By Kate Harrell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 22, 2017

There are still cotton fleahoppers around this week. Treatments have been made for them in all three counties, and I was picking up more nymphs this week than I was last week. Threshold is 15 – 20% plants with fleahoppers.

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Texas: Prospective Winegrowers Workshop, Houston, June 23

Texas: Prospective Winegrowers Workshop, Houston, June 23

👤By Kathleen Phillips, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 22, 2017

A workshop for prospective winegrowers will be June 23 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Center, 3033 Bear Creek Dr., Houston. “In a nutshell, this is a great opportunity to find out what one needs to know before making decisions

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Texas LRGV Cotton & Grain: Fleahoppers in Cotton; Sorghum Harvest Started

Texas LRGV Cotton & Grain: Fleahoppers in Cotton; Sorghum Harvest Started

👤By Danielle Sekula IPM Extension Agent, Texas AgriLife 🕔May 19, 2017

Grain Sorghum and Corn Field Day at Rio Farms on Tuesday, May 23 at 10 a.m. We will be checking out how the hybrids from all the seed companies look in the field trials. There will also be a feed

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Texas Blacklands IPM: Prayers for Rain; Corn Tasseling; Cotton Replant?

Texas Blacklands IPM: Prayers for Rain; Corn Tasseling; Cotton Replant?

👤By Xandra Morris, EA-IPM, Blacklands IPM, Texas AgriLife 🕔May 19, 2017

Producers in the Blacklands are praying for rain this week, hoping that these showers won’t miss us again. Most of the county hasn’t had any rain in about 3 weeks or longer. Wheat harvest is wrapping up and cotton is

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Texas Field Reports: Hot, Dry Summer Expected, Says State Climatologist

Texas Field Reports: Hot, Dry Summer Expected, Says State Climatologist

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 16, 2017

Above-average temperatures and dry conditions across Texas could be a sign of things to come this summer, said the state climatologist. Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, College Station, said he is concerned arid conditions could be prevalent through the summer following the

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Texas Upper Coast IPM: Fleahoppers to Plant Bugs and Aphids to Midge

Texas Upper Coast IPM: Fleahoppers to Plant Bugs and Aphids to Midge

👤By Kate Harrell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 15, 2017

This week the fleahopper numbers in cotton are mostly down. I know several folks have treated for them, and have had no trouble knocking populations back. The threshold for fleahoppers is 15-20% of plants with fleahoppers. Some of the cotton

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