Cotton – Southwest – Yield Surprises | Bollworm Alert | Million Dollar Rain – AgFax

🕔Aug 15, 2018Four baler – Mike McHugh likes what he’s seeing after harvesting an irrigated field in south Texas. Yield surprises – Paul Pilsner counted a good crop of bolls, but turns out things were […]

West Texas Cotton: Bollworms and Bt Resistance

🕔Aug 10, 2018Nikolas Clarkson is a returning intern for us at the Hale, Swisher, and Floyd IPM Unit with Texas A&M AgriLife. Nik is a senior at Texas Tech nearing the end […]

Texas Plains: Pest Activity Picking Up with Moisture

🕔Aug 1, 2018General Status The humidity has been up over the past few days and the region has received a widespread rain event. I cannot say the rain was all we were […]

Texas Plains Crops: Drought Taking Toll on Plants and Pests

🕔Jul 24, 2018General Status The persistent drought conditions are taking their toll. Most dryland fields are already few and far between but the areas within Hale, Swisher, and Floyd that have received […]

Cotton – Southwest – Growing Fast – PGR Time | Keep a Hoe in the Truck – AgFax

🕔Jul 18, 2018Heat units are piling up. PGR strategies are getting lots of talking points. Plenty of good herbicide control going on.

Texas Plains Cotton: Plenty of Pests, PGR Decisions, Irrigation Needs

🕔Jul 17, 2018General Status Some beneficial rains did cross the area late last week and weekend with some minimal damage reported. These rains were welcome but far from filling our dry soil […]

Texas Plains: Crops Progressing Rapidly; Cotton Fruit Loss a Concern

🕔Jul 10, 2018General Status We remain hopeful for a soaking rain but recently the skies only like to send heat units. We certainly are racking up those heat units. Unfortunately, what corn […]

Texas Plains Pests: Insects Flaring, Weeds Toughening Up in High Heat

🕔Jun 29, 2018General Status This week we have seen the return of some rather harsh hot and dry conditions. Most days the temperatures have been triple digit but if not, it was […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Irrigated Fields Look Good, Dryland Has Failed

🕔Jun 26, 2018After a hard-fought emergence battle, and some area rains, we are starting to see some green countryside in West Texas. It is a good to look across our irrigated fields […]

West Texas IPM: Sustained High Numbers of Fall Armyworm Moths

🕔Jun 20, 2018This week’s fall armyworm pheromone trap graph appears below. The 7-year average for this week of June is 110 moths per week. This week’s capture was 707. This does not […]

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