Texas Plains Cotton: Pests Quiet, Get Ready for Harvest Aids Sep 13, 2021

🕔Sep 13, 2021
General Status Fields have been making great progress in the heat this week, even the late ones. As we moved through the week, we found more open bolls consistently and […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Lygus Remain Most Prominent Pest Aug 30, 2021

🕔Aug 30, 2021
General Status Hot and dry week. That is just what the doctor ordered for the late, lush cotton fields that received so much rain last week but not what the […]

Texas Plains Pest Management: Lots Happening in Fields, Get Out and Scout Aug 25, 2021

🕔Aug 25, 2021
General Status Even with a timely, if not variable, rain this week, you would think we could take a sigh and relax for a bit. Traditionally this is the most […]

Texas Field Reports: Sugarcane Aphid Numbers Under Control So Far Aug 18, 2021

🕔Aug 18, 2021
The sugarcane aphid, a once devastating pest for sorghum producers, has been kept under control so far during the 2021 season by nature and science. From the Rio Grande Valley […]

Texas Plains Pest Management: Insects Still Active but Few Passed Threshold Aug 16, 2021

🕔Aug 16, 2021
General Status Last week I would have stated that our crops are looking like some pretty good mid to late July fields, despite it being August. Now things are a […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Pests Mostly Quiet, Watch Late Fields for Fleahoppers Aug 9, 2021

🕔Aug 9, 2021
General Status All apologies for being late with this newsletter, but stomach viruses show no mercy. This week crops are advancing well although most fields still fall into the ‘late’ […]

Texas Plains Pest Management: Few Immediate Threats but Keep Scouting Aug 2, 2021

🕔Aug 2, 2021
General Status It is no secret that our crops, particularly cotton, are ‘running’ late this year. Most feel we are about 10-14 days behind schedule. I am not in panic […]

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 Plains Cotton: Be on Lookout for Fleahoppers Jul 7, 2021

🕔Jul 7, 2021
General Status It has been a wet, cool week and no one is complaining about the moisture, a few hailed on strips aside. Rainfall amounts are highly variable. By my […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Thrips Still a Problem in Later Fields, Be on Watch for Plant Bugs Jun 29, 2021

🕔Jun 29, 2021
General It was a hot, dry, week with high winds that hampered the last of our ‘catching up’ herbicide sprays, assuming our producers could find product to spray. The rollercoaster […]

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