Seed Cotton Program: Bipartisan Budget Act Requires Producer Action

🕔May 17, 2018Decisions must be made for the 2018 cotton crop being planted now, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service farm bill expert. The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 established […]

Texas Sorghum: Resistant Varieties, Beneficial Predators Help Battle Sugarcane Aphids

🕔May 16, 2018While sugarcane aphids have been difficult to suppress in past years due to their natural traits and limited insecticide options, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study shows resistant sorghum varieties […]

Texas Mid-Coast Cotton: Squaring Fields May Have Fleahoppers

🕔May 16, 2018Cotton maturity ranges from 2-3 leaf to matchhead square and some fields have multiple stages of cotton. Fields with squaring plants should be inspected weekly for Cotton Fleahoppers. This can […]

Texas Cotton: Less Water for Young Plants Doesn’t Hurt Yield, Improves Drought Tolerance

🕔May 16, 2018Plants need water–but what about when it’s running low? Is it possible to use less water and still have healthy crops? In Texas, the Southern High Plains uses water from […]

Texas Fields: Hot, Dry – Some Areas Moving into Extreme Drought

🕔May 16, 2018AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries: CENTRAL: The district received heavy rains. Temperatures and wind speeds were increasing and will dry out soil moisture quickly. Wheat continued to […]

Texas Livestock: Sheep, Goat Demand Remains High

🕔May 15, 2018The demand for sheep and goats continues to be strong in a growing market for meat, wool and mohair, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.   The […]

Texas LRGV Cotton, Sorghum: Dryland – Drought; Fleahoppers

🕔May 14, 2018General Situation For the majority of the Valley cotton and grain is coming along nicely but for those dryland farmers in Willacy County this has certainly been a rough year […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Fleahoppers, Spider Mites Picking Up

🕔May 14, 2018This week the fleahopper populations started picking up quite a bit in some of the squaring fields in Wharton county. Even in cotton with three true leaves I was picking […]

Texas: Viticulture Short Course, Bryan, June 4-5

🕔May 11, 2018A two-day Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service advanced viticulture short course is scheduled June 4-5 in Bryan. The course is $150 per person, which includes catered lunches, beverages and a […]

Texas Cotton: Wireworms are Tough Customers

🕔May 11, 2018I have received a few queries regarding wireworms lately. Here is some info to answer some of the common ones. What are wireworms Wireworms are a common cotton pest which […]

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