Hard 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.
Heat units are piling up. PGR strategies are getting lots of talking points. Plenty of good herbicide control going on.
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 […]
Scattered 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.
Extended 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 […]
We 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 […]
There 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 […]
Hail 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 […]
NOT 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 […]
Fleahoppers 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 […]