Texas Cotton: Wireworms in the High Plains a Threat to Establishment

🕔May 8, 2018After being alerted to some potential heavy wireworm populations in the area by Dr. Pat Porter, District Entomologist, I have been making rounds behind the planter in some of the […]

Texas High Plains: Fall Armyworms are Complicated

🕔Apr 13, 2018We all respect fall armyworm as a significant threat to High Plains corn, sorghum and cotton, and that is why we run pheromone traps to assess the potential threat during […]

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Control Through Chemigation

🕔Feb 22, 2018Producers might hear a term from the past when they begin looking for solutions to treat the sugarcane aphid in sorghum, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. […]

Texas Cotton: Why Were Bollworms Such a Problem This Year?

🕔Nov 29, 2017It is no secret that weeds have been the problem of note that local producers have been focusing control efforts upon during recent growing seasons, particularly in cotton.  That made it […]

Texas Plains: Cotton Needs More Heat Units, Sorghum Still at Risk from Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Oct 19, 2017General Status For the past few weeks or so we had been socked in with moisture and cool temperatures, only to finally come out of the pattern into frosty and […]

Texas Plains: Ideal Weather for Cotton Development, Sugarcane Aphids Still in Late Sorghum

🕔Sep 18, 2017General Situation The weather has been just what the doctor ordered for cotton this past week. Heat units are pilling in and the generally ‘late’ or ‘rank’ cotton is responding […]

Texas Plains: Heavy Insect Pressure in Late-Planted Grains; High Bollworm Numbers in Cotton

🕔Sep 8, 2017General Status I would love to say the pest pressure is winding down as we slip toward fall. The problem is, the pest pressure isn’t really winding down at all […]

West Texas Cotton: Scouting for Bollworms – Video

🕔Sep 5, 2017We are also still finding bollworms in our area cotton, with several fields reaching economic levels, especially in any non-Bt cotton.  Unfortunately, bollworms are notoriously hard to scout for.  Checkout […]

Texas Plains: Bollworms a Problem in Cotton, Sorghum; Diseases Flourish in Corn

🕔Aug 31, 2017General Status All apologies for this newsletter being late to those who faithfully look to this newsletter for regular pest status updates. In the mud and muck, not to mention […]

Texas Plains: Rains Cause Runaway Cotton, Hardly Hamper Field Pests

🕔Aug 23, 2017General Status Perfectly timed rains are rare in West Texas, especially during peak water use, but when they do come it seems we get too much of a good thing, […]

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