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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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Texas High Plains: Crops Dive Right into Heavy Management Mode

Texas High Plains: Crops Dive Right into Heavy Management Mode

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife County Extension IPM Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Jul 25, 2017

General Status Much like we felt last week, fields seem to be flying from a stage when concern and tender care were needed straight to heavy management required quite seamlessly. I generally feel that  most of the care and management

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Texas High Plains Cotton: Stay Vigilant for Bollworms

Texas High Plains Cotton: Stay Vigilant for Bollworms

👤By Suhas Vyavhare, Texas AgiLife Extension Cotton Entomologist 🕔Jul 20, 2017

We have a wide range of cotton out in the field. Early planted fields are in bloom while some of the late or replanted cotton is a little behind. Overall, insect pest pressure remains light. Cotton fleahopper wouldn’t be an

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Texas Plains Cotton: Conditions All Over the Place, Growers Finally Able to ‘Stop Putting Out Fires’

Texas Plains Cotton: Conditions All Over the Place, Growers Finally Able to ‘Stop Putting Out Fires’

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

General Status This morning at the Plains Cotton Growers advisory board meeting, Shawn Holladay’s thoughts were shared about the situation. “We’re finally to a point where we can stop putting out fires, so to speak, and really begin managing this

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Texas Plains: Widespread Beneficial Rains; Insect Pressure Remains Light

Texas Plains: Widespread Beneficial Rains; Insect Pressure Remains Light

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Jul 11, 2017

General Situation We were blessed with area wide rainfalls on multiple occasions late last week and through early and mid-week this week. Those that were not wholly blessed by the rain events had another round of personalized hail events that

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Texas West Plains: Cotton Almost at Bloom; 6 Points About Sugarcane Aphid

Texas West Plains: Cotton Almost at Bloom; 6 Points About Sugarcane Aphid

👤By Kerry Siders, Texas AgriLife IPM Agent in Hockley, Cochran and Lamb Counties 🕔Jul 7, 2017

Cotton, what we have remaining, ranges from cotyledon stage (replant) to 13 true leaves with square set good with an average of 82%. I attribute most all missing squares so far to weather related losses. I am not finding blooms

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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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Texas LRGV Cotton: Crop Maturing Nicely, Watch for Plant Bugs in Late Planted Fields

Texas LRGV Cotton: Crop Maturing Nicely, Watch for Plant Bugs in Late Planted Fields

👤By Danielle Sekula, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 16, 2017

General Situation Our days down here in the LRGV have been pretty hot averaging out at 100oF each day, heat index of 105oF. Looks like we will be heading into next week on Tuesday with some pretty good chances for

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Texas Plains: Weeds Flush; Heavy Thrips in Cotton

Texas Plains: Weeds Flush; Heavy Thrips in Cotton

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Jun 13, 2017

Little has changed in our situation from last week as we leave our chances of rain behind for a while and move into the oven. Most of our fields could still use a good rain. What fell this past week

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Texas Blacklands IPM: Watch for Thrips in Seedling Cotton; Sugarcane Aphids and Stink Bugs in Sorghum

Texas Blacklands IPM: Watch for Thrips in Seedling Cotton; Sugarcane Aphids and Stink Bugs in Sorghum

👤By Xandra Morris, Texas AgriLife 🕔Jun 2, 2017

The Texas state climatologist, Dr. John Nielson-Gammon, is predicting a hot, dry summer for the state due to dry, windy conditions and warm temperatures. Long-term forecasts predict El Nino to return in the winter, bringing wetter weather. Cotton Many cotton

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