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Texas Plains: Cotton Needs More Heat Units, Sorghum Still at Risk from Sugarcane Aphids

Texas Plains: Cotton Needs More Heat Units, Sorghum Still at Risk from Sugarcane Aphids

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Oct 19, 2017

General Status For the past few weeks or so we had been socked in with moisture and cool temperatures, only to finally come out of the pattern into frosty and cold conditions. Finally, we are seeing clear skies and a

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Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids After the Rains – Now What?

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids After the Rains – Now What?

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension Entomoligst 🕔Oct 2, 2017

We are now concluding five straight days of rain on the southern High Plains, but sugarcane aphids are still with us. I spent some time today collecting infested leaves and examining the aphids under a microscope, and I have to

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Texas Field Reports: Sugarcane Aphids Not a Major Problem for Prepared Sorghum Producers

Texas Field Reports: Sugarcane Aphids Not a Major Problem for Prepared Sorghum Producers

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Most sorghum producers around the state experienced lower sugarcane aphid populations than the previous two years, with some help from nature, growing conditions, technology and adequate preparation, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Danielle Sekula, AgriLife Extension integrated

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Texas Plains: Ideal Weather for Cotton Development, Sugarcane Aphids Still in Late Sorghum

Texas Plains: Ideal Weather for Cotton Development, Sugarcane Aphids Still in Late Sorghum

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Sep 18, 2017

General Situation The weather has been just what the doctor ordered for cotton this past week. Heat units are pilling in and the generally ‘late’ or ‘rank’ cotton is responding well while fields that have been cut-out on ‘schedule’ are

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Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids in the High Plains

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids in the High Plains

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension Entomoligst 🕔Sep 11, 2017

Even though it is getting late in the season, sorghum is still at risk from sugarcane aphid, especially later planted sorghum. In Lubbock we are seeing leaves with thousands of aphids, and for the last two weeks many of these

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Texas West Plains: Aphids in Cotton; Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum

Texas West Plains: Aphids in Cotton; Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum

👤By Kerry Siders, Texas AgriLife Extension IPM Agent 🕔Sep 11, 2017

Current Crop and Pest Situation Grain sorghum ranges from nearing harvest on early planted to just near boot. Those acres which have not headed yet I would be extremely conservative on what I spend on those acres. It will be

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Texas Plains: Heavy Insect Pressure in Late-Planted Grains; High Bollworm Numbers in Cotton

Texas Plains: Heavy Insect Pressure in Late-Planted Grains; High Bollworm Numbers in Cotton

👤By Blayne Reed, Texas AgriLife Extension Agent for Hale, Swisher, and Floyd Counties 🕔Sep 8, 2017

General Status I would love to say the pest pressure is winding down as we slip toward fall. The problem is, the pest pressure isn’t really winding down at all but fall gets closer daily. Our late planted grain crops,

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West Texas Sorghum: Plenty of Caterpillars, but Watch for Sugarcane Aphids

West Texas Sorghum: Plenty of Caterpillars, but Watch for Sugarcane Aphids

👤By Pat Porter, Texas AgriLife Extension Entomoligst 🕔Sep 4, 2017

After writing in this newsletter last week that fall armyworm was not a significant threat this year, Katelyn Kesheimer, Lubbock and Crosby county IPM Agent, and I visited some fields in southern Lubbock county and south to the middle of

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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 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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