Texas Blacklands Cotton: Some Stink Bug Damage, Low Numbers of Bollworms, Aphids Jul 31, 2021

🕔Jul 31, 2021
GENERAL: Cotton in the area is still blooming and setting fruit, but some area cotton fields are quickly approaching cutout. Aphids have returned to some area fields, but currently populations […]

Texas West Plains IPM: Mostly Quiet but Keep Your Eyes Open Jul 31, 2021

🕔Jul 31, 2021
Let me first start with grain sorghum and corn, since it is relatively easy to summarize right now. I have not confirmed sugarcane aphids (SCA) being found on grain sorghum […]

Texas LRGV: Cotton Insects Mostly Quiet, Keep Eyes Open for Sugarcane Aphids, Rice Stink Bugs in Sorghum Jul 30, 2021

🕔Jul 30, 2021
General Situation Harvest continued again this week for corn and grain sorghum as growers worked around some rain received on Wednesday. East part of the Valley received anywhere from 0.7” […]

Texas Upper Coast IPM: Heat Units and Stink Bugs Jul 27, 2021

🕔Jul 27, 2021
This week most of our cotton is bloomed out or around 2-5 nodes above white flower (NAWF), and our later replanted cotton is blooming. We are at and past cutout in […]

Texas Field Reports: Fall Armyworms on the March Jul 22, 2021

🕔Jul 22, 2021
Cooler temperatures and widespread rain events across Texas have forage and crop producers scrambling to fight armyworms, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension forage […]

Texas LRGV: Watch for Whiteflies in Cotton; Sugarcane Aphid Numbers Building Jul 20, 2021

🕔Jul 20, 2021
General Situation This week we managed to scout in some farily dry fields but majority of LRGV is still very muddy due to the 8-12 inches received the previous week […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Fleahopper Pressure Remains Primary Concern Jul 19, 2021

🕔Jul 19, 2021
General Status Last night (7/15) the area received another rain event. According to Pivotrack Rain Page, areas south of Hale Center toward Abernathy received a 1/10 up to a 1/2 […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Insects Quiet but Keep Scouting Jul 19, 2021

🕔Jul 19, 2021
GENERAL Cotton across the area have developed nicely over the last two weeks with all the fields I am checking in the bloom stage. The recent rains over the July […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Blooms Starting, 4 Priorities for This Week Jul 19, 2021

🕔Jul 19, 2021
Again, we have been through the wringer the last several weeks. My prayer now is that we have good open weather from here on out with gentle, timely rains, and […]

Texas: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Winter Storms Jul 19, 2021

🕔Jul 19, 2021
This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. […]

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