Cotton – Southwest – Triple Digits Ahead – AgFax Jul 8, 2020
With a forecast calling for at least a week of 100-degree days, even irrigation pumps running at high capacity will be stressed.
One pigweed plant can produce half-a-million seed, which is just one factor pushing growers to look for better pre-emerge choices as they wait for new chemistries to come along.
First hull split sprays will likely start in late June. A heatwave is taking shape, which could fire up spider mites and push navel orangeworms.
A stretch of mostly dry weather has settled over the region and is helping bring along the crop. People do hope it doesn't remain too dry for too long.
Hot, dry winds and lack of moisture made for common ground across the region this week. But that’s not to minimize insect pressure.
Yellowing of corn plants early in the season can be confusing to diagnose. And in some conditions there may be a period of time after corn emergence where small corn […]
Larry Stalcup, Contributing Editor Debra Ferguson, Editor Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Southwest Cotton, sponsored by the Southwest team of PhytoGen cottonseed. Subscribe OVERVIEW EPA’s Reprieve – If […]
Corn ear abnormalities have been noted the past few years. Tracing back the information on various field calls often pointed to a misunderstanding of proper growth stages when making post-emergence […]
Iowa State University professor and nematologist Dr. Don Norton found nearly two dozen species of nematodes feeding on corn in Iowa in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. These microscopic worms […]
Larry Stalcup, Contributing Editor Debra Ferguson, Editor Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Southwest Cotton, sponsored by the Southwest team of PhytoGen cottonseed. Subscribe OVERVIEW Weather. It’s too wet […]