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EPA and Texas Partner on Pesticide Safety

EPA and Texas Partner on Pesticide Safety

👤From EPA 🕔Jun 28, 2017

The EPA recently awarded $585,730 to the Texas Department of Agriculture to support a wide range of pesticide programs, including enforcement and outreach efforts. “At EPA, we are protecting the environment by engaging our state partners,” said Administrator Scott Pruitt.

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Texas: Prescribed Burn School, San Angelo, July 13-14

Texas: Prescribed Burn School, San Angelo, July 13-14

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 26, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Prescribed Burn School July 13-14 in San Angelo. The July 13 classroom instruction will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center located north of

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Texas Mid-Coast: Corn, Sorghum Harvest Begins; Don’t Neglect Pests in Later Fields

Texas Mid-Coast: Corn, Sorghum Harvest Begins; Don’t Neglect Pests in Later Fields

👤By Stephen Biles, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Corn and Grain Sorghum harvest has begun on the Mid-Coast of Texas. Early yield reports are above average. While many Sorghum fields are no longer susceptible to the yield reducing impacts of insects, we must not forget the later fields. Stink

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Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Confirmed in Lubbock County

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Confirmed in Lubbock County

👤By Katelyn Kesheimer, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 26, 2017

SCA have been confirmed in sorghum in southern Lubbock County, making this the farthest north in Texas that the aphids have been found in 2017. Only small colonies have been found so far, but now is the time to intensify

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Texas Rice: Learning More About the Rice Planthopper in Nicaragua

Texas Rice: Learning More About the Rice Planthopper in Nicaragua

👤By Dr. M.O. (Mo) Way, Professor of Entomology, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center 🕔Jun 23, 2017

I made a mistake in my last article. I wrote that Entrust has a label to control fall armyworm in organic rice. In fact, Entrust does not have a label for organic rice, but does for small grains. Apparently, rice

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Texas Sorghum: Preparing for Sugarcane Aphids – High Plains Thresholds, Insecticides

Texas Sorghum: Preparing for Sugarcane Aphids – High Plains Thresholds, Insecticides

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Our High Plains economic thresholds are valid The treatment thresholds in place at the start of 2016 proved to be effective in preventing economic losses when insecticides were applied in a timely manner with good coverage at the appropriate rate.

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Texas Plains: Crops Look Mostly Good Despite Challenging Season

Texas Plains: Crops Look Mostly Good Despite Challenging Season

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Jun 23, 2017

General Situation We zipped through another scorching week of hot temperatures and limited rainfall. Still, I cannot say that our crops are in too bad shape. Of course, there remains the mess of dryland fields that we grit our teeth

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Texas Cotton LRGV: Hot, Dry and Plenty of Open Bolls; Whiteflies Active

Texas Cotton LRGV: Hot, Dry and Plenty of Open Bolls; Whiteflies Active

👤By Danielle Sekula IPM Extension Agent, Texas AgriLife 🕔Jun 23, 2017

It’s very hot and dry. We’ve had a few days here this week at 104 to 106 degrees with heat index of about 110. Everyone is either irrigating or going to for the most part. Lots of growers have been harvesting

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Texas Cotton: New 2017 Crop Hail-Out and Replant Guide Available

Texas Cotton: New 2017 Crop Hail-Out and Replant Guide Available

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 22, 2017

The latest Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service crop hail-damage assessment and replant guide is now available, said its author. Dr. Calvin Trostle, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist at Lubbock, said Texas farmers in the Lubbock and South Plains region

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Texas West Plains: Cotton a Mixed Bag; Peanuts, Corn Doing Well; Replanting Sorghum

Texas West Plains: Cotton a Mixed Bag; Peanuts, Corn Doing Well; Replanting Sorghum

👤By Kerry Siders, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 22, 2017

Cotton ranges from seed still in the ground to 9 true leaf cotton. This wide range is reflective of the mess we are in across a large area here on the West Plains. I cannot review all the scenarios which

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