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Texas Corn, Cotton: Southern Bt Crops – Getting Boxed In

Texas Corn, Cotton: Southern Bt Crops – Getting Boxed In

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension Entomoligst 🕔Oct 27, 2017

Insects have developed resistance to the older Bt toxins in cotton and corn on a local or regional scale. A quick look at the situation in the southern U.S.A. finds that in the last two years, resistance has been documented

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Texas Plains: Cotton Needs More Heat Units, Sorghum Still at Risk from Sugarcane Aphids

Texas Plains: Cotton Needs More Heat Units, Sorghum Still at Risk from Sugarcane Aphids

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Oct 19, 2017

General Status For the past few weeks or so we had been socked in with moisture and cool temperatures, only to finally come out of the pattern into frosty and cold conditions. Finally, we are seeing clear skies and a

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Texas: Fall Continuing Education Unit Conference, Corpus Christi, Oct. 19

Texas: Fall Continuing Education Unit Conference, Corpus Christi, Oct. 19

👤By Paul Schattenberg, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 10, 2017

A Fall Continuing Education Unit Conference will be held Oct. 19 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 10345 Texas Highway 44 in Corpus Christi. The program will begin with registration at 8 a.m. with presentations from 8:30

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Texas Plains: Ideal Weather for Cotton Development, Sugarcane Aphids Still in Late Sorghum

Texas Plains: Ideal Weather for Cotton Development, Sugarcane Aphids Still in Late Sorghum

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Sep 18, 2017

General Situation The weather has been just what the doctor ordered for cotton this past week. Heat units are pilling in and the generally ‘late’ or ‘rank’ cotton is responding well while fields that have been cut-out on ‘schedule’ are

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Texas Plains: Heavy Insect Pressure in Late-Planted Grains; High Bollworm Numbers in Cotton

Texas Plains: Heavy Insect Pressure in Late-Planted Grains; High Bollworm Numbers in Cotton

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Sep 8, 2017

General Status I would love to say the pest pressure is winding down as we slip toward fall. The problem is, the pest pressure isn’t really winding down at all but fall gets closer daily. Our late planted grain crops,

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West Texas Cotton: Scouting for Bollworms – Video

West Texas Cotton: Scouting for Bollworms – Video

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Sep 5, 2017

We are also still finding bollworms in our area cotton, with several fields reaching economic levels, especially in any non-Bt cotton.  Unfortunately, bollworms are notoriously hard to scout for.  Checkout our how to scouting video from last year to help

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Texas Plains: Bollworms a Problem in Cotton, Sorghum; Diseases Flourish in Corn

Texas Plains: Bollworms a Problem in Cotton, Sorghum; Diseases Flourish in Corn

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Aug 31, 2017

General Status All apologies for this newsletter being late to those who faithfully look to this newsletter for regular pest status updates. In the mud and muck, not to mention school starting way too early for our labor needs, it

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Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids, Headworms, and Midge

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids, Headworms, and Midge

👤By Pat Porter, Kerry Siders, and Suhas Vyavhare, Texas AgriLife Extension Specialists 🕔Aug 28, 2017

We have been closely monitoring sugarcane aphid numbers at the Lubbock Experiment Station and hoping the rain would knock them down. Unfortunately this has not happened, and our untreated plants in bloom now have 500 – 2,000 aphids per leaf

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Texas West Plains: Cotton Development Slow; Sugarcane Aphids Still Low; Peanuts Look Good

Texas West Plains: Cotton Development Slow; Sugarcane Aphids Still Low; Peanuts Look Good

👤By Kerry Siders, Texas AgriLife Extension IPM Agent 🕔Aug 25, 2017

Cotton has been hanging in that 5 to 2 nodes above white flower now for several days with just a few fields at hard-cut out with only an occasional bloom in the top node. With this weather pattern I would

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Texas Plains: Rains Cause Runaway Cotton, Hardly Hamper Field Pests

Texas Plains: Rains Cause Runaway Cotton, Hardly Hamper Field Pests

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

General Status Perfectly timed rains are rare in West Texas, especially during peak water use, but when they do come it seems we get too much of a good thing, or at least all at once. Cotton fields that were

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