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Texas – West Plains IPM: Cotton Blooms Close; No Sugarcane Aphid, So Far

Texas – West Plains IPM: Cotton Blooms Close; No Sugarcane Aphid, So Far

👤By Kerry Siders, Texas AgriLife IPM Agent in Hockley, Cochran and Lamb Counties 🕔Jul 21, 2017

Cotton has really been growing off well under the current weather conditions. Many fields are reaching bloom stage or will be blooming in the next week or so. This is a great milestone physiologically to achieve before the end of

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Texas West Plains IPM Update: Large Cotton Losses Due to Hail; Insects are Quiet

Texas West Plains IPM Update: Large Cotton Losses Due to Hail; Insects are Quiet

👤By Kerry Siders, Texas AgriLife IPM Agent in Hockley, Cochran and Lamb Counties 🕔Jul 14, 2017

Needless to say again, we have been through the wringer the last several weeks. My prayer now is that we have good open weather from here on out with gentle, timely rains, and a great long fall. On the bright

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Cotton – Southwest – Hail, Tough Winds Giving Growers He** in TX and NM

Cotton – Southwest – Hail, Tough Winds Giving Growers He** in TX and NM

🕔Jul 12, 2017

Hail and wind is the last thing cotton growers need at this stage of the game. Huge losses west of Lubbock — Hockley, Cochran and Lamb counties — were reported and photographed by Kerry Siders. In New Mexico, Patrick Kircher said a late June hail

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Cotton – Southwest – Thrips Chow  Down; Hi Temps Damage is Similar

Cotton – Southwest – Thrips Chow Down; Hi Temps Damage is Similar

🕔Jun 14, 2017

NOT thrips. That’s what Kerry Siders has concluded about damaged leaves found in some Texas Plains cotton. When is a cotton plant like a piece of bologna? Read more of Kerry’s comments below. BUT there are plenty of thrips still

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Cotton – Southwest – Weather Helping Most; Others Still to Wet – AgFax

Cotton – Southwest – Weather Helping Most; Others Still to Wet – AgFax

🕔Jun 7, 2017

Rain has boosted growing conditions in the Panhandle and South Plains as growers close in on final planting. Warmer temps, plus more shower potential this week should benefit early plant growth. Sunshine is needed from the Blacklands down through the

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Texas West Plains: Wet and Hot Season – Diseases and Regrowth

Texas West Plains: Wet and Hot Season – Diseases and Regrowth

👤By Kerry Siders, Extension Agent-IPM 🕔Sep 5, 2016

August ended as one the wettest in many years. Not a bad thing considering July was one of the hottest in a few years. However, this wet, cloudy and cooler weather we experienced over the last 10-near 14 days has

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Cotton – Southwest – Rain Delays; 2,4-D Drift; Bacterial Blight – AgFax

Cotton – Southwest – Rain Delays; 2,4-D Drift; Bacterial Blight – AgFax

🕔Aug 19, 2016

Drenching rain has stalled crop development and harvest in much of our coverage area. The same massive cell that swamped Louisiana has now stretched across the Texas coast and into central and south Texas. Rain has helped many Panhandle and

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Texas High Plains Cotton: Counting Nodes Above White Flower & Why It Matters – Video

Texas High Plains Cotton: Counting Nodes Above White Flower & Why It Matters – Video

👤Kerry Siders, High Plains Cotton, Texas AgriLife Extension, 🕔Aug 15, 2016

Kerry Siders, Texas AgriLife Extension, walks you through how to determine nodes above white flower in cotton, and discusses why this is an important milestone in cotton development. Siders is the IPM agent for Texas counties: Hockley, Cochran and Lamb.  

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Texas West Plains Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids at Spray Threshold in Hockley County

Texas West Plains Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids at Spray Threshold in Hockley County

👤Texas A&M Extension 🕔Aug 3, 2016

On Tuesday, August 2, sugarcane aphids were found in Hockley county just west of Ropesville on flowering to dough stage grain sorghum. This area has a high concentration of grain sorghum production in the county this year. It would appear

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Cotton – Southwest – Resistant Pigweed War Heats Up with the Temperatures – AgFax

Cotton – Southwest – Resistant Pigweed War Heats Up with the Temperatures – AgFax

🕔Jul 14, 2016

Temperatures hit 108 in Amarillo on Monday (7/11) with a “cooler” 101 degrees expected today (7/14). Some Panhandle-South Plains areas have seen 110 degrees this week, which created a tough environment for first blooms around Lubbock. The heat is also

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