Cotton – Southwest – Rain Halts Some Harvest | High Yields Anticipated – AgFax

🕔Sep 12, 2018Rain halts harvest – Upper Gulf Coast, South Texas and the Blacklands need sunshine. Harvest aid applications – Going out soon in the South Plains and Oklahoma. Pushing 4 bales – Much of our coverage […]

Cotton – Southwest – Water Choices | Coastal Bend Harvest | Bollworms – AgFax

🕔Aug 8, 2018Hard Choices – Do I water the cotton or the peanuts?  Bollworm pockets are here and there, a few in pima. Irrigated cotton is vacuuming up stink bugs around Waco.  

Cotton – Southwest – Rain Helps; Residuals Working – AgFax

🕔Jun 6, 2018Rain fell at last in parts of Texas and Oklahoma. Dryland is still in the 11th hour after 100+ heat and no soil moisture. Some New Mexico growers also got a rain break. […]

Cotton – Southwest – Bollworm Concerns as Crop Moves Forward – AgFax

🕔Jul 19, 2017Bollworm injury is unexpectedly high in Bt cotton in parts of Texas. If you’re caught up in this, don’t feel like the Lone Ranger. Similar reports are surfacing in the Midsouth, […]

Cotton – Southwest – Thrips Chow Down; Hi Temps Damage is Similar

🕔Jun 14, 2017NOT thrips. That’s what Kerry Siders has concluded about damaged leaves found in some Texas Plains cotton. When is a cotton plant like a piece of bologna? Read more of […]

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 – Hot, Dry with Bollworms, Fleahoppers, Grasshoppers – AgFax

🕔Jul 7, 2016It’s hotter than a firecracker! The 4th of July saw temperatures in the 90s and by Tuesday it was hitting 100-plus in much of west Texas. Bollworms are on the move […]

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: Rain Would Help Prevent Some “Chunking Bolls” – AgFax

🕔Aug 26, 2015There’s plenty of defoliation talk – either happening or starting in a couple of weeks. Growers are chomping at the bit to get this season behind them.    The need […]

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