Southwest Cotton: Cutout Has Commenced Jul 8, 2021

🕔Jul 8, 2021
Cutout has commenced in the Lower Rio Grande Valley and western Arizona. Most other regions are ready for sunshine and high heat units to catch up. Continued rainfall in West Texas has a dandy dryland crop in the works.

Southwest Cotton: More Rain Means More Weeds, But Chemicals Hard to Come By Jul 1, 2021

🕔Jul 1, 2021
Cotton’s at a standstill in parts of the Panhandle, no thanks to continued rain and highs only in the 70s, notes AgriLife’s Jourdan Bell. Unseasonal cool, wet conditions are lingering throughout northwest Texas and into Oklahoma.

Southwest Cotton: Pests Are On the Move But Chemicals in Short Supply Jun 24, 2021

🕔Jun 24, 2021
Fleahoppers are hungry for cotton in parts of the Panhandle and South Plains as weedy ditches and corners dry down. A few fields still need thrips treatments as the latest plants push forward.

Southwest Cotton: Weeds and Pests Pick Up as the Crops Perk Up Jun 17, 2021

🕔Jun 17, 2021
Plants are perking up after continued hot, dry weather has awakened rain-stunted fields from the Upper Gulf Coast to West Texas and up through the Panhandle. Oklahoma and Kansas are also banking on bright skies and higher temps to help crops catch up.

Southwest Cotton: Rain, Rain, Go Away, Come Again Another Day Jun 3, 2021

🕔Jun 3, 2021
N deficiencies are apparent in the Upper Gulf Coast, where deluge after deluge has kept many fields flooded. The southern Blacklands are also seeing excessive rain, as is the Coastal Bend. But cotton is resilient and can often handle more water pressure than other crops, notes Ben McKnight, College Station-based AgriLife cotton specialist.

Southwest Cotton: Drought and Hail Damage – Not a Good Start May 20, 2021

🕔May 20, 2021
Larry Stalcup, Contributing Editor Katie Humphreys, Editor Ernst Undesser, Editor Subscribe Back Issues Welcome to the ninth year of AgFax Southwest Cotton – weekly crop reports covering Texas, New Mexico, […]

Cotton – Southwest – Yields and Crop Status, So Far – AgFax Aug 26, 2020

🕔Aug 26, 2020
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Cotton – Southwest – High Temps Push Crop to Cutout – AgFax Aug 19, 2020

🕔Aug 19, 2020
Cutout and Defoliation. Cotton is moving along with a big push from high temperatures and dry weather.

Cotton – Southwest – Late Season Scouting | Hanna’s Hard Hit on LRGV – AgFax Aug 12, 2020

🕔Aug 12, 2020
Herbicides. Pre-plant and residual applications have been key to control. But late-season culprits, especially pigweed seedlings, need to be taken care of quickly. With no Dicamba to lean on, Roundup and Liberty are the products of choice –or no choice.

Cotton – Southwest – Hanna Damages | PGR Talk | Avoid the Hoe – AgFax Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
Hurricane Hanna showed no mercy. Texas counties Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy took the brunt of the storm. Holly Davis, Texas AgriLife, reported damage estimates in the 130,000-plus acres range.

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