Texas Plains Cotton: Plenty of Pests, PGR Decisions, Irrigation Needs

🕔Jul 17, 2018General Status Some beneficial rains did cross the area late last week and weekend with some minimal damage reported. These rains were welcome but far from filling our dry soil […]

Oklahoma Soybeans: Managing Pod-Feeding Insects

🕔Jul 11, 2018We have received scattered reports from NE Oklahoma of stink bug activity and foliage and pod-feeding caterpillars in soybean. As soybeans set seed and fill out, they definitely need protection […]

Texas Plains: Crops Progressing Rapidly; Cotton Fruit Loss a Concern

🕔Jul 10, 2018General Status We remain hopeful for a soaking rain but recently the skies only like to send heat units. We certainly are racking up those heat units. Unfortunately, what corn […]

Virginia Peanuts: Scout Fields for Corn Earworms, Tobacco Budworms

🕔Jul 10, 2018Peanut scouts in Suffolk today found fields with above threshold numbers of corn earworm/tobacco budworm (4 per row foot). Fields previously treated recently with chlorpyrifos may be at higher risk […]

Alabama Bt Crops: Corn Earworms, Cotton Bollworms Building Resistance

🕔Jul 6, 2018Cotton bollworms and corn earworms are outpacing science’s ability to slip through genetically engineered crops. The introduction of genetic engineering in cotton was game-changing for producers. Even more so was […]

Texas Plains Pests: Insects Flaring, Weeds Toughening Up in High Heat

🕔Jun 29, 2018General Status This week we have seen the return of some rather harsh hot and dry conditions. Most days the temperatures have been triple digit but if not, it was […]

South Carolina Cotton: Insects Stirring, Get In A Scouting Mindset

🕔Jun 29, 2018We continue to be in the window where we need to scout closely for aphids, spider mites and plant bugs. Aphids are still spotty but becoming more numerous. If you […]

Texas: Cotton Farmers May Face Increased Bollworm Pressure This Season

🕔Apr 24, 2018Cotton farmers across the state could face a growing bollworm problem this season, said Dr. David Kerns, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist and statewide integrated pest management coordinator at College […]

Louisiana: Cold Weather Reduced Some Pests; Others Unaffected

🕔Jan 25, 2018Many crop pests did not survive the record cold temperatures seen in Louisiana in mid-January, which is good news for farmers who are preparing for the upcoming growing season. The […]

Texas Corn: Fumonisin Levels and Insect Damage

🕔Oct 10, 2017I am not smart enough to be a Plant Pathologist, and in fact had two courses in it in college and still don’t understand it. The classic “disease triangle” taught […]

The Latest


Send press releases to Ernst@Agfax.com.

View All Events


Send press releases to Ernst@Agfax.com.

View All Events