Texas LRGV Cotton: Heavy Boll Loads, Late Season Thrips Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
General Situation/ Harvest Another very hot and windy week. This week we had temperatures ranging from 98 -101 F and our nights have been steadily at 78-80 F. We are […]

South, Central Texas Corn: An Unusual Year for Diseases Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
This season has been unusual for corn diseases.  Early in the year, starting in south Texas and progressing north, the fungal disease, northern corn leaf blight (Figure 1), has been […]

Texas High Plains IPM: Fleahoppers on the Rise, Irrigation Critical – Podcast Jul 9, 2020

🕔Jul 9, 2020
Fleahopper increasing in cotton, a few lygus, false chinch bug lower, some PGRs going out. Irrigation critical, wheat stubble sucking water out of the ground. A few spider mites in […]

Texas Field Reports: Conditions Drying with Higher Temps, Less Rain Jul 8, 2020

🕔Jul 8, 2020
Above average temperatures are exacerbating drier-than-normal conditions around the state, said the state’s climatologist. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service reports and experts say the hot, dry conditions are taking a toll […]

Texas: 11 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Multiple Events Jul 8, 2020

🕔Jul 8, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 11 Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Texas: 10 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Jul 7, 2020

🕔Jul 7, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 10 Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Carson, Gaines, Hutchinson, Moore, Oldham, Potter, Roberts, Sherman, Terry, and Yoakum counties who suffered losses […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Spider Mites, Bollworm Moth Numbers Rising Jul 7, 2020

🕔Jul 7, 2020
GENERAL Cotton across the area is growing nicely and some of our earliest planted fields are in peak bloom, and the rain early last week was timely. Insect activity has […]

Texas: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought Jul 6, 2020

🕔Jul 6, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Hansford, Hartley, and Ochiltree counties who suffered losses due to recent drought may be eligible […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Insects Mostly Quiet, Weeds a Bigger Problem Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
Cotton ranges from 5 to 13 total nodes with square set very good at +80%. The scouts have been counting at most 5 first position squares. On average the first […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Pests Largely Quiet Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
General Situation Very hot across the Valley this week. Last Thursday and Friday we had been rained out in most areas, but majority of the Valley has dried up with […]

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