Texas: Stiles Farm Field Day, Thrall, June 19

🕔May 23, 2018Feral hog trapping, soybean performance in the Blacklands, pecan tree management and the latest farm bill information will all be discussed at the Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled June 19 […]

Texas Mid-Coast Soybeans: Scout Fields for Stink Bugs

🕔May 23, 2018Soybeans fields are blooming and setting pods. This means they are in the most susceptible stage for yield and quality losses from stink bugs. We have been running through soybean […]

Texas Field Reports: Corn, Sorghum Producers Face Weather, Market Uncertainties

🕔May 22, 2018Corn and sorghum producers could be in for a rollercoaster ride of a growing season as weather conditions and domestic and export markets remain uncertain, said a Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Lygus and Fleahoppers with a Side of Spidermites

🕔May 21, 2018This week I picked up two adult lygus bugs, one near the fairgrounds and one near La Salle. These insects can feed on cotton terminals, squares, flowers, and small bolls. […]

Texas Mid-Coast Sorghum: Watch for Midge in Blooming Fields

🕔May 21, 2018Sorghum fields across the Mid-Coast of Texas are beginning to bloom. These fields are susceptible to sorghum midge damage. The sorghum midge is one of the most damaging insects of […]

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 […]

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