Texas Plains Cotton: Heat – Thrips – Stand Issues

🕔Jun 12, 2018General Status Hot and dry environmental conditions are still predominating our world and remain our main obstacle to overcome. Some of us did receive relief last night with the arrival […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Wireworms, Thrips, Drought Stress

🕔Jun 4, 2018Welcome to the 2018 growing season and another round of the Plains Pest Management Newsletter here to serve and update Hale, Swisher, & Floyd County with pest and crop updates […]

Texas: Field Scout School, Plainview, May 31

🕔May 25, 2018Dr. Suhas Vyavhare, District Cotton Entomologist, John David Gonzolez, EA – IPM Palmer, Bailey, Castro, and myself invite you and your colleges to a Field Scout School on Thursday, May […]

Cotton – Southwest: Tough Decisions; Blooming Expands – AgFax

🕔May 16, 2018Southwest Cotton Report from Agfax.com  This week: It’s handwringing time. Making final planting decisions and/or herbicide spraying in the face of dry winds and little or no rain is weighing on […]

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 […]

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