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Texas Cotton, Sorghum: Abundant Cotton Aphids, Sugarcane Aphids Not So Much

Texas Cotton, Sorghum: Abundant Cotton Aphids, Sugarcane Aphids Not So Much

👤By Xandra Morris, Texas AgriLife 🕔May 25, 2017

Cotton Cotton ranges from 1 to 5 true leaves. A lot of the cotton was sprayed for thrips last week, but sprays only give you about five days of protection. Populations continue to grow as fast as the cotton does,

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Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Move into Blacklands

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Move into Blacklands

👤By Allen Knutson, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 24, 2017

Sugarcane aphids were reported in planted sorghum from many counties in the central Blacklands region last week, May 12-18.   The most northern reports were in McLennan (Waco) and Hill County (Hillsboro) where infestations were very light (less than 5% infested

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Texas Field Reports: Moisture Levels a Concern for Some Cotton Growers

Texas Field Reports: Moisture Levels a Concern for Some Cotton Growers

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 23, 2017

Texas cotton is in a varied state of production, but one thing is common for most producers, especially dryland growers, rain is needed to improve soil moisture levels, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. Seth Byrd, AgriLife Extension

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Texas: Cotton Herbicide Rotation Restrictions to Sorghum

Texas: Cotton Herbicide Rotation Restrictions to Sorghum

👤From the United Sorghum Checkoff Program 🕔May 23, 2017

Due to the rise of cotton acres in the southern High Plains of Texas expected in 2017, interest is growing in the use of long residual herbicides that can affect the waiting time between planting sorghum and cotton. Sorghum Checkoff

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Texas Upper Coast IPM: Start Watching for Lygus; Sugarcane Aphids on the Rise

Texas Upper Coast IPM: Start Watching for Lygus; Sugarcane Aphids on the Rise

👤By Kate Harrell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 22, 2017

There are still cotton fleahoppers around this week. Treatments have been made for them in all three counties, and I was picking up more nymphs this week than I was last week. Threshold is 15 – 20% plants with fleahoppers.

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North Carolina Sorghum: Insecticidal Seed Treatments Are a Good Idea

North Carolina Sorghum: Insecticidal Seed Treatments Are a Good Idea

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University 🕔May 19, 2017

Gary Cross, Ag Agent in Granville and Person counties has reported seeing sugarcane aphid on one of its hosts, Johnsongrass.  Although no aphids have been reported on sorghum in North Carolina this year (May 16, 2017), most of our crop

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Arkansas: Row Crop Scouting School, McGehee, June 1

Arkansas: Row Crop Scouting School, McGehee, June 1

👤By Nick Seiter, University of Arkansas 🕔May 19, 2017

A pest scouting school focusing on insects and diseases in cotton, corn, soybean, rice and grain sorghum will be conducted at Hoot’s Barbecue in McGehee, AR on June 1, 2017. The program will start at 8:30 AM. Identification of insects

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Arkansas: Row Crop Scouting School, Jonesboro, June 2

Arkansas: Row Crop Scouting School, Jonesboro, June 2

👤By Glenn Studebaker, University of Arkansas 🕔May 19, 2017

A pest scouting school focusing on insects and diseases in cotton, corn, soybean, rice and grain sorghum will be conducted at the Craighead County Extension office on June 2. The program will start at 8:00 AM. Identification of insects and

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Texas Field Reports: Hot, Dry Summer Expected, Says State Climatologist

Texas Field Reports: Hot, Dry Summer Expected, Says State Climatologist

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔May 16, 2017

Above-average temperatures and dry conditions across Texas could be a sign of things to come this summer, said the state climatologist. Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, College Station, said he is concerned arid conditions could be prevalent through the summer following the

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Louisiana Field Reports: Cool, Wet Conditions Slow Planting, Favor Seedling Disease

Louisiana Field Reports: Cool, Wet Conditions Slow Planting, Favor Seedling Disease

👤From USDA 🕔May 15, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 14, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Richard Letlow, Morehouse Parish “Cool, wet nights have caused instances of Pythium and Rhizoctonia seedling diseases in cotton and soybeans. Early planted

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