Thermometers are popping up to 100-plus degrees in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma. And, in case you’re interested, Chuck Wilbur says 114 degrees provides about 30 “bonus” heat units daily.
Hot, dry winds and lack of moisture made for common ground across the region this week. But that’s not to minimize insect pressure.
Rio Grande Valley cutout has growers seeing the end for the dryland crop. Dryland fields in the South Plains and far West Texas, where there’s been no rain, have farmers dusting-in seeds.
Herbicide volatility and drift. Blayne Reed’s field tests prove no one should jump to conclusions. Scouting continues for stink bugs, fleahoppers, spider mites and lygus.
Lots of bug news: Conchuela and Brown stink bugs, moth flights, egg lays, fleahoppers and lygus
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Twisters threatened many on Monday (5/20). Flooding is an issue for some after 3 to 5-inch drenchings. “We’re back to sitting on our hands,” notes IPM Agent Brad Easterling.
Custom harvesters are checking out the Kansas cotton crop. Stink bugs hit a 7-week run in far West Texas. Surely, they’re about done.
“It’s a rarity to see weedy fields,” reports Wayne Keeling. John David Gonzales agrees – weeds have been a “non-problem” this season. Garden webworms love pigweed. That’s the good news. The […]
Weather extremes in this week’s report. Heavy rain washed into coastal areas leaving muddy fields with anticipated weed flushes. Drought continues with dryland crop failure in far West Texas, parts of […]