Cotton – Southwest: Weed Wake-Up Call; Boll Weevil Sprays

🕔Jul 5, 2017This past weekend’s rain is expected to wake up the weeds and test post residual applications. Hoe crews are active and more teams are expected to move into the fields. […]

Cotton – Southwest – Weather Helping Most; Others Still to Wet – AgFax

🕔Jun 7, 2017Rain has boosted growing conditions in the Panhandle and South Plains as growers close in on final planting. Warmer temps, plus more shower potential this week should benefit early plant […]

Cotton – Southwest – Rain Delays; 2,4-D Drift; Bacterial Blight – AgFax

🕔Aug 19, 2016Drenching rain has stalled crop development and harvest in much of our coverage area. The same massive cell that swamped Louisiana has now stretched across the Texas coast and into […]

Cotton – Southwest – Need Rain and a Heat Break – AgFax

🕔Aug 3, 2016We continue to hear about persistent high temperatures and dry weather stressing the cotton crop in many parts of Texas. In fact, 8 out of our 13 contacts commented on […]

Cotton – Southwest – Resistant Weeds; Sting Bugs; 1st Bale of 2016 – AgFax

🕔Jun 22, 2016Herbicide resistant weeds were on the minds of several of our crop advisors in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas this week. Some fields have kochia that’s so hardy the hooded sprayers […]

Cotton – Southwest – Wet and Messy Planting Delays, But Also Good Weather News

🕔May 25, 2016Southwest cotton growers saw an assortment of weather conditions this week – from muddy fields that looked swampy enough for a bullfrog party all the way to hail storms so […]

Southwest Cotton – From Blooming to Waiting to Plant – AgFax

🕔May 4, 2016The first cotton blooms were seen last week in Rio Grande Valley fields. That’s the good news! The bad news: white flies, spider mites, aphids and fleahoppers are showing up […]

Cotton – Southwest – Irrigation Wrapping Up; Defoliation Spreading

🕔Sep 9, 2015Bolls are “popping like popcorn” south of Lubbock in dryland cotton fields.  Northeast Texas growers anticipate reduced yields where bad growing conditions have stunted production all season.  Kansas fields have […]

Cotton Southwest: Hot – Fast; Hoeing Costs – AgFax

🕔Jul 29, 2015Furnace like temperatures are doubling down on the Coastal Bend crop with its shallow root systems resulting from the cold, wet spring.  Hoeing crew costs are adding up fast, and […]

Cotton in the Southwest: ‘Raining Like a Son of a Gun’ – AgFax

🕔Jun 17, 2015Don’t mess with Bill!  Tropical storm Bill is bringing even more heavy rain to parts of Texas still recovering from May floods. Much of Oklahoma is also getting drenched.  Verde […]

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