Texas Field Reports: Hay Supplies Tight, 2019 Season Off to Slow Start

🕔May 21, 2019Texas’ carryover hay supplies are low, and production is off to a slow start due to spring rain delays, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. David Anderson, […]

Texas Blacklands IPM: Sugarcane Aphid Thresholds

🕔May 20, 2019Cotton Cotton that has been planted and emerged is growing as our saturated soil profile is finally starting to dry down. Cotton in the scouting program was at the 2- […]

Texas LRGV IPM: More Fleahoppers in Cotton; Sugarcane Aphids Take Off in Sorghum

🕔May 17, 2019General Situation Hot and muggy this week as the LRGV received some rain on Monday and Tuesday and a little on Wednesday. Harlingen, Raymondville and Weslaco areas received anywhere from […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Hale County – 2018 Top U.S. Producer

🕔May 17, 2019You could say that 2018 was the year of “what might have been” when it comes to Texas High Plains production, as early-season drought and other adverse weather conditions impacted […]

Texas Rice: Invasive Snail Inflicts Levee Damage

🕔May 17, 2019Well, this week has been dry here at the Beaumont Center, but late last week we were pounded with 6.5 inches of precipitation. Very difficult to get in the fields […]

Texas Cotton: Planting and Soil Temperatures

🕔May 16, 2019Cotton gets off to its best start when planted in a recommended 69°F consistent temperature soil (roughly 64°F bare mini-mum with a warming trend). This winter and spring the soil […]

Texas Blacklands: Wheat Heading Towards Finish; Saturated Soils Affecting Cotton, Corn

🕔May 16, 2019GENERAL: Wheat is turning the last corner and headed for the finish line, with some wheat fields starting to turn last week. Most of the hard-red winter wheat fields in […]

Texas Field Reports: Rainfall Amounts Double Statewide Average Since April 1

🕔May 14, 2019April showers delivered moisture around the state, but so far May has been one for the ages when it comes to rainfall, said the Texas State Climatologist. Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Not Much Thrips Damage, Lots of Fleahoppers

🕔May 14, 2019This year I have seen low thrips numbers in the fields in the Wharton, Jackson and Matagorda county area. The threshold for thrips is an average of 1 thrips per true […]

Texas Wheat: Bacterial Streak and Black Chaff

🕔May 13, 2019The bacterium that causes bacterial streak and black chaff disease in wheat and other small grains is Xanthomonas translucens.  In Texas, other species of Xanthomas cause leaf diseases of cotton, tomato and pepper.  […]

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