It is time to scout fields. Populations are growing for both plant bugs and aphids, so treatments are going out.
Cotton’s at a standstill in parts of the Panhandle, no thanks to continued rain and highs only in the 70s, notes AgriLife’s Jourdan Bell. Unseasonal cool, wet conditions are lingering throughout northwest Texas and into Oklahoma.
After mid-June floods, growers were forced to access fields and make the tough decision to replant this late in the season or not. Other areas are looking to irrigate as temperatures continue to rise.
Southeast Cotton: Be On the Lookout for Plant Bugs Jun 25, 2021
The Southeast is seeing some flooding after rain from the tropical storm.
Fleahoppers are hungry for cotton in parts of the Panhandle and South Plains as weedy ditches and corners dry down. A few fields still need thrips treatments as the latest plants push forward.
Developing potential tropical storm (Claudette) threatens growers with crops already underwater from last week’s rains that hit south Arkansas, north Louisiana and parts of Mississippi hard. Other areas are looking to irrigate fields by this weekend without a rain.
Plants are perking up after continued hot, dry weather has awakened rain-stunted fields from the Upper Gulf Coast to West Texas and up through the Panhandle. Oklahoma and Kansas are also banking on bright skies and higher temps to help crops catch up.
Southwest Cotton: Temps – and Pests – on the Rise Jun 12, 2021
The heat is on in West Texas and the Texas Panhandle where 100-degree temperatures are forecast this week. That’s welcome news for growers ready for the sunshine after enjoying plenty of rainfall. But crusting issues following those rains have growers pondering whether replants are needed.
Southeast Cotton: Rain Provides Some Relief Jun 11, 2021
The Southeast finally received some relief from the drought thanks to recent rainfall. Planting efforts are nearly done and stands look healthy.
The 6-11 issue of the AgFax Midsouth Cotton newsletter.