Texas Cotton, Corn: Bollworms, Bt Resistance, and Field Scouting

🕔Aug 27, 2019Transgenic crops are an ever-evolving technology dealing with pests in the corn, cotton and sorghum fields in Hale and Swisher counties of Texas. Farmers began relying upon these technologies in […]

Texas Plains Pests: Hot, Dry Conditions Keeping Activity Limited

🕔Aug 27, 2019General Status Not much has changed again this week. We are still in a prolonged extremely hot and dry pattern. We have had a few below triple digit days due […]

Texas Rice: Crop Is Late and Getting Later

🕔Aug 26, 2019When you talk with Texas rice farmers they almost all say the same thing about the 2019 crop – it got started late and never caught up. Linda & L.G […]

Texas Cotton: Management Tips for Aphids

🕔Aug 26, 2019Cotton aphids have been more common than normal this season in the Southern High Plains region. Aphids are present in more or less numbers in almost every cotton field. They […]

Central Texas Cotton: Leafroll Dwarf Virus Discovered

🕔Aug 23, 2019A new viral disease of cotton found in recent years in several southeastern U.S. states has now been confirmed in Texas. The disease, cotton blue disease, was observed recently in […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Keep Watching for Aphids

🕔Aug 23, 2019For some, August has brought some rain showers which have helped. While others have received nary a drop. So, this patchwork of wet and dry has made it difficult to […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Potassium Deficiency Rearing Its Head

🕔Aug 23, 2019GENERAL Triple digit temperatures have set in the area, causing stress on area crops. It has been almost a month since the county has received a good rain, and when […]

Texas: Cotton Boll Golf Scramble, Big Spring, Sept. 24

🕔Aug 23, 2019The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding a free crop tour and the first Cotton Boll Golf Scramble on Sept. 24 in Big Spring. “We wanted a fun and unique […]

Texas AgriLife Sorghum Breeding Program Finds New West Texas Home

🕔Aug 21, 2019The longtime tradition of Texas A&M AgriLife having a sorghum breeding program in West Texas will continue, just in a new location, said Bill Rooney, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research […]

Texas Field Reports: Weather Swings from Extreme to Extreme

🕔Aug 20, 2019Weather went from extremely wet to extremely hot and dry across most of Texas, according to the Texas State Climatologist. John Nielsen-Gammon, Ph.D., College Station, said the weather turned from […]

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