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Sugarcane Aphid: Farmers Fight Back with Resistant Varieties, Beneficials, Insecticides – DTN

Sugarcane Aphid: Farmers Fight Back with Resistant Varieties, Beneficials, Insecticides – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 28, 2017

The sugarcane aphid is quickly becoming one of sorghum’s most consistent pests. Just as it has every summer since 2013, the pest is creeping steadily north up through Oklahoma, with Kansas in its sights. The good news is that farmers

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EPA and Texas Partner on Pesticide Safety

EPA and Texas Partner on Pesticide Safety

👤From EPA 🕔Jun 28, 2017

The EPA recently awarded $585,730 to the Texas Department of Agriculture to support a wide range of pesticide programs, including enforcement and outreach efforts. “At EPA, we are protecting the environment by engaging our state partners,” said Administrator Scott Pruitt.

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Cotton – Southwest: Rain Came But So Did Hail, Wind – Agfax

Cotton – Southwest: Rain Came But So Did Hail, Wind – Agfax

🕔Jun 28, 2017

OVERVIEW Rainstorms rolled into parts of southwest cotton country bringing relief for many, but high winds and large hail left some damaged acres. Moisture amounts varied – less than an inch to as much as 5 inches. Hail damaged cotton

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Texas Field Reports: Conditions Right for Plant Diseases Around Much of State

Texas Field Reports: Conditions Right for Plant Diseases Around Much of State

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 27, 2017

Disease 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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Texas: Prescribed Burn School, San Angelo, July 13-14

Texas: Prescribed Burn School, San Angelo, July 13-14

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 26, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Prescribed Burn School July 13-14 in San Angelo. The July 13 classroom instruction will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center located north of

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Texas Mid-Coast: Corn, Sorghum Harvest Begins; Don’t Neglect Pests in Later Fields

Texas Mid-Coast: Corn, Sorghum Harvest Begins; Don’t Neglect Pests in Later Fields

👤By Stephen Biles, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Corn and Grain Sorghum harvest has begun on the Mid-Coast of Texas. Early yield reports are above average. While many Sorghum fields are no longer susceptible to the yield reducing impacts of insects, we must not forget the later fields. Stink

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Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Confirmed in Lubbock County

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Confirmed in Lubbock County

👤By Katelyn Kesheimer, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 26, 2017

SCA have been confirmed in sorghum in southern Lubbock County, making this the farthest north in Texas that the aphids have been found in 2017. Only small colonies have been found so far, but now is the time to intensify

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Rice – Storm Brings Rain, Wind And Worries – AgFax

Rice – Storm Brings Rain, Wind And Worries – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Jun 23, 2017

In places where farmers are still desperately trying to take rice to flood, the storm has its upside – quick, free water.

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Texas Rice: Learning More About the Rice Planthopper in Nicaragua

Texas Rice: Learning More About the Rice Planthopper in Nicaragua

👤By Dr. M.O. (Mo) Way, Professor of Entomology, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center 🕔Jun 23, 2017

I made a mistake in my last article. I wrote that Entrust has a label to control fall armyworm in organic rice. In fact, Entrust does not have a label for organic rice, but does for small grains. Apparently, rice

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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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