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Texas LRGV Cotton: Time to Consider Harvest Aid Timing

Texas LRGV Cotton: Time to Consider Harvest Aid Timing

👤By Danielle Sekula, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent 🕔Jun 30, 2017

General Situation We received some good rains this week in some areas around the Valley, it was what I call a ‘hit and miss’. Grain sorghum and corn harvesting has continued this week as well. Temperatures still in the high

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Texas Cotton LRGV: Hot, Dry and Plenty of Open Bolls; Whiteflies Active

Texas Cotton LRGV: Hot, Dry and Plenty of Open Bolls; Whiteflies Active

👤By Danielle Sekula IPM Extension Agent, Texas AgriLife 🕔Jun 23, 2017

It’s very hot and dry. We’ve had a few days here this week at 104 to 106 degrees with heat index of about 110. Everyone is either irrigating or going to for the most part. Lots of growers have been harvesting

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Texas Grains: Sugarcane Aphids Active in LRGV Sorghum; Some Corn Silking

Texas Grains: Sugarcane Aphids Active in LRGV Sorghum; Some Corn Silking

👤By Danielle Sekula, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 7, 2017

It has been a very busy week. Conditions across the Valley continue to be dry, hot and windy. We did however receive a cold front this week which lowered temps to highs in the mid-80s during the day and lows

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Grain Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Gain A Huge Head Start In Texas

Grain Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Gain A Huge Head Start In Texas

👤By Danielle Sekula, Extension Agent- IPM, Weslaco, Texas 🕔Mar 23, 2017

My student Alma and I detected sugarcane aphids on commercial sorghum at about the V8 stage down by the river in Hidalgo County. That was on Tuesday, March 21, about 3 weeks earlier than we first found them in a commercial

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Texas Cotton: LRGV Crop Progressing Well, Watch for Aphids and Thrips

👤By Danielle Ortiz, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 20, 2016

The majority of the valley’s cotton has just started squaring pretty good with the exception of some older cotton farther along. In cotton we have been finding thrips, cotton aphids, whiteflies, fleahoppers, spidermites and beneficials. Seeing high numbers of cotton

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Texas: LRGV Cotton Defoliation Picks Up, Sorghum Harvest Continues

Texas: LRGV Cotton Defoliation Picks Up, Sorghum Harvest Continues

👤By Danielle Ortiz, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jul 31, 2015

Very hot days this week with little wind in the LRGV as harvesting continues and cotton defoliation begins. Cotton Defoliation time! This week throughout the Valley you could see many growers applying defoliation products to their cotton as many fields

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Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Building in LRGV as Harvest Nears

👤By Danielle Ortiz, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jul 17, 2015

Grain sorghum is being harvested like crazy. For those who are still a good 3 weeks or more away from harvest, please go and check your fields for sugarcane aphids and treat accordingly if necessary. Remember that if you are

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Texas Sorghum: Large Midge Populations in LRGV, Keep Scouting Sugarcane Aphids

Texas Sorghum: Large Midge Populations in LRGV, Keep Scouting Sugarcane Aphids

👤By Danielle Ortiz, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 19, 2015

Sorghum Midge!!! Again this week make sure to check any sorghum blooming right now as midge has been seen in great numbers in many commercial sorghum fields throughout the Valley. Make sure to check fields for midge daily from 10

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Texas Cotton: LRGV Crop Looks Clean, Keep Watch for Pests

Texas Cotton: LRGV Crop Looks Clean, Keep Watch for Pests

👤By Danielle Ortiz, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 19, 2015

This week the cotton looks very clean. We’re starting to pick up on a few whitefly adults here and there in the cotton and will need to keep an eye on them in future weeks. I have been seeing a

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Texas Cotton: First Blooms Appear in LRGV

Texas Cotton: First Blooms Appear in LRGV

👤By Danielle Ortiz , Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 29, 2015

We saw some of the first blooms in cotton this week as stands have anywhere from 8-10 nodes. This week many growers sprayed for fleahoppers as the weather heated up. Fleahopper nymphs and adults were being seen in great abundance

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