Southwest Cotton: Hurting for Heat Units Jul 29, 2021

🕔Jul 29, 2021
Hotter weather is welcome over most of our coverage area. Cotton is a week to three weeks behind after the cool, wet spring and much of the summer. But the mid-to-high-90s should help fields recover, notes AgriLife specialist Murilo Maeda.

Southwest Cotton: Bollworms Below Normal Jul 22, 2021

🕔Jul 22, 2021
Bug pressure has decreased in much of the Southwest. But beware of bollworm, stink bug, Lygus, spider mite and fleahopper flare-ups as the crop approaches or hits bloom and nears cutout.

Southwest Cotton: Pervasive Pigweed Pressures Southwest Cotton Jul 15, 2021

🕔Jul 15, 2021
Pigweed is winning in parts of our coverage area after widespread rain has hindered herbicide application programs. Weed specialist Peter Dotray reviews how timely residual herbicide treatments can hopefully tame pesky plants.

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: Temps – and Pests – on the Rise Jun 12, 2021

🕔Jun 12, 2021
The heat is on in West Texas and the Texas Panhandle where 100-degree temperatures are forecast this week. That’s welcome news for growers ready for the sunshine after enjoying plenty of rainfall. But crusting issues following those rains have growers pondering whether replants are needed.

Southeast Cotton: Waiting on Rain to Finish Planting Jun 3, 2021

🕔Jun 3, 2021
The Southeast is still experiencing extremely dry and hot conditions. Planting efforts have slowed and, for the most part, growers have now swapped cotton for soybeans.

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.


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