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AgFax Southwest Cotton: Harvey Damage Reports Trickle In

AgFax Southwest Cotton: Harvey Damage Reports Trickle In

🕔Aug 31, 2017

Conservative estimates are that Harvey wiped out unharvested fields representing a potential loss of 400,000-plus cotton bales. Nearly all of the 200,000 acres lost in the Upper Coast were loaded with bolls. Quality loss will be a huge issue for growers

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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 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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AgFax Southwest Cotton:  Fall in the Air; Plenty of ‘Cutout’ Talk

AgFax Southwest Cotton: Fall in the Air; Plenty of ‘Cutout’ Talk

🕔Aug 9, 2017

There was plenty of “cutout” talk this week, and an optimistic attitude we all feel as the season moves closer to harvest. Randy Norton commented that Arizona cotton, for the most part, is on the “backside of peak bloom.”

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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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