Cotton – Southwest – Rain – More Planting – Thrips Swarm – Weed Resistance – AgFax

🕔May 24, 2018Scattered reports of rain helped spur planting into full swing across west Texas and parts of Oklahoma. But moisture is still needed for putting seeds into dryland fields, especially in Kansas.

Cotton – Southwest: The “D” Word is Back; Weeds Cranking Up – AgFax

🕔May 2, 2018Extended drought has growers praying for any sign of moisture in most of West Texas, the Panhandle and southwestern Oklahoma. They’re desperate. It’s been more than six months since many enjoyed […]

AgFax Southwest Cotton: Weed Control Success; More on Harvey; Heat Units Still Needed

🕔Sep 13, 2017We have more reports about Harvey damage from Gaylon Morgan and Josh McGinty. Additionally, scroll down to read recent crop insurance information from Plains Cotton Growers representatives. Weed control is reportedly looking good. Chuck […]

AgFax Southwest Cotton: Fall in the Air; Plenty of ‘Cutout’ Talk

🕔Aug 9, 2017There was plenty of “cutout” talk this week, and an optimistic attitude we all feel as the season moves closer to harvest. Randy Norton commented that Arizona cotton, for the most […]

Cotton – Southwest – Hail, Tough Winds Giving Growers He** in TX and NM

🕔Jul 12, 2017Hail and wind is the last thing cotton growers need at this stage of the game. Huge losses west of Lubbock — Hockley, Cochran and Lamb counties — were reported and […]

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 – Irrigation Running; More Planting; First Time Growers – AgFax

🕔May 17, 2017Fleahoppers and thrips are on the radar in the Upper Coast and Lower Rio Grande Valley where dry weather is giving irrigation systems a workout. Beneficials are helping control the […]

Cotton – Southwest – Sprouting Bolls; West Texas Dry, Others Just Right – AgFax

🕔Aug 24, 2016Bolls are sprouting in soggy central and southeastern Texas, where it has rained 9 straight days and even more in some areas. There are numerous insurance issues related to loss […]

Cotton – Southwest – Sure Could Use a Soaking Rain; Hoods, Hoes Go After Weeds – AgFax

🕔Jul 27, 2016The price of cotton at 73 cents-plus  has switched the irrigation pumps from lower priced corn fields into some higher valued cotton acres. Read comments from Ryan Roberts.

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 […]

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