Thermometers are popping up to 100-plus degrees in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma. And, in case you’re interested, Chuck Wilbur says 114 degrees provides about 30 “bonus” heat units daily.
USA Rice Elects New Leadership Jul 10, 2020
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Cotton – Southwest – Triple Digits Ahead – AgFax Jul 8, 2020
With a forecast calling for at least a week of 100-degree days, even irrigation pumps running at high capacity will be stressed.
Cotton maturity ranges from bolls popping around Corpus Christi to new germination in southern Kansas. More rain is needed west of I-35 and northward.
One pigweed plant can produce half-a-million seed, which is just one factor pushing growers to look for better pre-emerge choices as they wait for new chemistries to come along.
Hot, dry winds and lack of moisture made for common ground across the region this week. But that’s not to minimize insect pressure.
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Agriculture Groups Speak Out on Racism – DTN Jun 9, 2020
Racism is an excruciatingly uncomfortable topic in agriculture, which is basically 96% white in the racial makeup of American farmers, according to USDA’s Census of Agriculture. So farm groups typically […]
Larry Stalcup, Contributing Editor Debra Ferguson, Editor Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Southwest Cotton, sponsored by the Southwest team of PhytoGen cottonseed. Subscribe OVERVIEW Weather. It’s too wet […]
Rio Grande Valley cutout has growers seeing the end for the dryland crop. Dryland fields in the South Plains and far West Texas, where there’s been no rain, have farmers dusting-in seeds.