Cotton – Southwest – Bolls Popping, Young Plants Coming On – AgFax Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
Cotton maturity ranges from bolls popping around Corpus Christi to new germination in southern Kansas. More rain is needed west of I-35 and northward.

Texas High Plains Cotton: More High Winds and Hail, Still Dry Jun 26, 2020

🕔Jun 26, 2020
General Status For another week, our fields were windblown and dry, unless hail stones fell. Although we did have a few days without constant high winds allowing some area fields […]

Texas High Plains Cotton: Evaluating Wind, Hail Damage, Protecting Squares – Podcast Jun 25, 2020

🕔Jun 25, 2020
Wind/hail damage to cotton, protect square set from plant bugs and fleahoppers, grasshoppers in margins. Consider cotton PGR application, start fertility program. Corn and sorghum quiet, fall armyworm numbers increase […]

Texas High Plains Cotton: Slow Crop Development, Weeds an Issue – Podcast Jun 18, 2020

🕔Jun 18, 2020
In this episode of the High Plains IPM “Radio” Podcast – Cotton development behind, pests low except thrips in places, monitor insects as squaring starts. Weeds threatening; use Dicamba while […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Heavy Thrips; Storms Bring Rains, Hail Jun 9, 2020

🕔Jun 9, 2020
General Status The biggest event of the week happened last night (June 4) with a rainstorm finally moving through the area. While widespread, rainfall totals varied from “at least we […]

Texas High Plains Cotton: Hot and Dry, Thrips Still Increasing – Podcast Jun 5, 2020

🕔Jun 5, 2020
Rain critical, dryland in peril, thrips very high in places like Tulia, a few cotton aphids starting, pillbugs and other things in no-till or minimum till with heavy cover.

Cotton – Southwest: Wet, Dry and Drier – Mother Nature Challenges – AgFax Jun 3, 2020

🕔Jun 3, 2020
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 […]

Texas Plains: Some Heavy Thrips Spots, Pillbugs Doing Damage – Podcast May 29, 2020

🕔May 29, 2020
Check out my latest audio podcast for Hale and Swisher counties.  It starts with the nearby area IPM agent Kerry Siders for Hockley and Cochran Counties and includes John Thobe […]

Texas High Plains Cotton: Heavy Thrips Populations – Podcast May 21, 2020

🕔May 21, 2020
In this week’s High Plains IPM Podcast Blayne Reed and the other county agents discuss thrips populations and management options.

Texas High Plains IPM: Planting in Dry Conditions, Watch for Wireworms – Podcast May 7, 2020

🕔May 7, 2020
Blayne Reed discusses planting conditions and current pest concerns for the Texas High Plains in this IPM podcast.


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