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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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California Cotton: Whitefly, Aphid Numbers Rising

California Cotton: Whitefly, Aphid Numbers Rising

👤By Lauren Murphy, University of California Cooperative Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 5, 2017

Introduction This period of sampling for the silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) surveys began on Monday, August 14, 2017. Program personnel collected samples from pink bollworm (PBW) trap sites at 5% of all cotton fields in each county. The Program has a

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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 West Plains: Aphids in Cotton; Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum

Texas West Plains: Aphids in Cotton; Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum

👤By Kerry Siders, Texas AgriLife Extension IPM Agent 🕔Sep 11, 2017

Current Crop and Pest Situation Grain sorghum ranges from nearing harvest on early planted to just near boot. Those acres which have not headed yet I would be extremely conservative on what I spend on those acres. It will be

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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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California Cotton: Pest Surveys Show Limited Whitefly Infestations, Abundant Aphids

California Cotton: Pest Surveys Show Limited Whitefly Infestations, Abundant Aphids

👤By Lauren Murphy, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Sep 6, 2017

Introduction Sampling for the silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) surveys began on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Program personnel collected samples from pink bollworm (PBW) trap sites at 5% of all cotton fields in each county. The Program has a total of 109

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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 West Plains: Cotton Ranges from Starting Bloom to Hard Cut-Out

Texas West Plains: Cotton Ranges from Starting Bloom to Hard Cut-Out

👤By Kerry Siders, Texas AgriLife Extension IPM Specialist 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Cotton ranges from just starting to bloom to hard cut-out (0 nodes above white flower). Ideally cotton will be blooming out-the-top by now; because we have reached that point when the odds of a bloom developing into a quality/yield contributing

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Texas Plains: Next Few Weeks Critical for Crop Yields

Texas Plains: Next Few Weeks Critical for Crop Yields

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

General Status Welcome back to crop crunch time. Planting, early season weed control, early irrigations, fertilizing, everything that our area producers have accomplished up until now has only been the preliminaries. Without the preliminaries going somewhat well, we could not

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Texas Plains: Crop Conditions Highly Variable with Lots of Pests to Choose From

Texas Plains: Crop Conditions Highly Variable with Lots of Pests to Choose From

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Aug 2, 2017

General Status As par usual for 2017, field situations still depend greatly on which field you are in. Across Hale, Swisher, & Floyd we do not just have the good, the bad, and the ugly. We have the outstanding, the

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