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Texas Sorghum: Preparing for Sugarcane Aphids – High Plains Thresholds, Insecticides

Texas Sorghum: Preparing for Sugarcane Aphids – High Plains Thresholds, Insecticides

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Our High Plains economic thresholds are valid The treatment thresholds in place at the start of 2016 proved to be effective in preventing economic losses when insecticides were applied in a timely manner with good coverage at the appropriate rate.

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Texas Plains: Crops Look Mostly Good Despite Challenging Season

Texas Plains: Crops Look Mostly Good Despite Challenging Season

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

General Situation We zipped through another scorching week of hot temperatures and limited rainfall. Still, I cannot say that our crops are in too bad shape. Of course, there remains the mess of dryland fields that we grit our teeth

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Texas West Plains: Cotton a Mixed Bag; Peanuts, Corn Doing Well; Replanting Sorghum

Texas West Plains: Cotton a Mixed Bag; Peanuts, Corn Doing Well; Replanting Sorghum

👤By Kerry Siders, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 22, 2017

Cotton ranges from seed still in the ground to 9 true leaf cotton. This wide range is reflective of the mess we are in across a large area here on the West Plains. I cannot review all the scenarios which

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Texas High Plains: Fall Armyworm Numbers Rebuilding, Sugarcane Aphid Moves Closer

Texas High Plains: Fall Armyworm Numbers Rebuilding, Sugarcane Aphid Moves Closer

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 22, 2017

After what has been a wonderfully quiet spring, the first day of summer brings news that fall armyworm numbers are on the increase. The trap captures at Lubbock jumped in the last week and are now near the 6-year average.

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Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Found in Tom Green and Nolan Counties

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Found in Tom Green and Nolan Counties

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 22, 2017

Josh Blanek, CEA – Ag for Tom Green County, found sugarcane aphid on sorghum three miles east of San Angelo today. Joel Webb, EA-IPM, confirmed the identification.  Additionally, Dr. Calvin Trostle of the AgriLife Experiment Station in Lubbock, found sugarcane

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Alabama Sweet Sorghum: EPA Approves Section 18 for Sivanto Prime

Alabama Sweet Sorghum: EPA Approves Section 18 for Sivanto Prime

👤By Kathy Flanders, Extension Entomologist, Auburn University 🕔Jun 21, 2017

On June 12, the EPA granted an exemption for the use of  flupyradifurone (Sivanto Prime) insecticide for use on Alabama sweet sorghum for the 2017 growing season, under the provisions of Section 18 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. 

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Texas: High, Low Input Farming Discussed at 54th Stiles Farm Field Day

Texas: High, Low Input Farming Discussed at 54th Stiles Farm Field Day

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 21, 2017

Blackland farmers from across the region toured sorghum, corn and cotton fields learning more about using high and low input crop production at the recent 54th Stiles Farm Foundation Field Day in Thrall. The annual field day showcases the latest

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North Carolina Sweet Sorghum: Section 18 Crisis Exemption Approved for Sivanto Prime

North Carolina Sweet Sorghum: Section 18 Crisis Exemption Approved for Sivanto Prime

👤By Dominic Reisig, North Carolina State University 🕔Jun 21, 2017

As in 2016, Sivanto Prime for control of sugarcane aphid on sweet sorghum has been approved for use in North Carolina during 2017. The label describing the specific use requirements can be found here. Please note two changes from last

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Texas Field Reports: Summertime Vegetable Pests Emerging

Texas Field Reports: Summertime Vegetable Pests Emerging

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 20, 2017

Pest problems for vegetable producers and gardeners are popping up around the state, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Conditions have been good for vegetable production around much of the state following mild spring conditions and ample

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Crop Progress: Soybean Planting Mostly Complete; Corn, Wheat in Good Shape – DTN

Crop Progress: Soybean Planting Mostly Complete; Corn, Wheat in Good Shape – DTN

👤By Anthony Greder DTN Managing Editor and Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 20, 2017

Spring wheat conditions continued to drop significantly last week, according to USDA’s weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. Conditions for corn, soybeans and winter wheat, on the other hand, held mostly steady from the previous week. USDA estimated that 41%

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