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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 Plains: Rains Cause Runaway Cotton, Hardly Hamper Field Pests

Texas Plains: Rains Cause Runaway Cotton, Hardly Hamper Field Pests

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Aug 23, 2017

General Status Perfectly timed rains are rare in West Texas, especially during peak water use, but when they do come it seems we get too much of a good thing, or at least all at once. Cotton fields that were

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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: Good Moisture Beneficial to Crops and Pest Alike

Texas Plains: Good Moisture Beneficial to Crops and Pest Alike

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Aug 15, 2017

General Status General good rainfall area wide these past 2 weeks for most fields with near ideal timing for maximum benefit with our fields at key developmental stages and peak water use. It has made it increasingly difficult to get

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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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Texas West Plains: Crops Look Good, Limited Insect Presence

Texas West Plains: Crops Look Good, Limited Insect Presence

👤By Kerry Siders, Texas AgriLife Extension IPM Agent 🕔Jul 28, 2017

Current Crop and Pest Situation I am somewhat encouraged by the way many acres of crops have grown off here in July. And as I write this newsletter we have a decent chance of rain this weekend through the first

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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 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 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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