Texas Grain Sorghum: Hybrid Tolerance to Sugarcane Aphid Shows Dramatic Results Mar 12, 2018

🕔Mar 12, 2018
This is an edited version of a report first prepared for Texas Grain Sorghum Association’s “Sorghum Insider” (see other TGSA sorghum tips here)  Here we share results of different assessments of […]

Cotton – Southwest – Bollworm Concerns as Crop Moves Forward – AgFax Jul 19, 2017

🕔Jul 19, 2017
Bollworm 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, […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Time to Consider Harvest Aid Timing Jun 30, 2017

🕔Jun 30, 2017
General Situation We received some good rains this week in some areas around the Valley, it was what I call a ‘hit and miss’. Grain sorghum and corn harvesting has […]

Cotton – Southwest – Thrips Chow Down; Hi Temps Damage is Similar Jun 14, 2017

🕔Jun 14, 2017
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 […]

Texas LRGV Cotton & Grain: Fleahoppers in Cotton; Sorghum Harvest Started May 19, 2017

🕔May 19, 2017
Grain Sorghum and Corn Field Day at Rio Farms on Tuesday, May 23 at 10 a.m. We will be checking out how the hybrids from all the seed companies look […]

Cotton Southwest – Irrigation Running; More Planting; First Time Growers – AgFax May 17, 2017

🕔May 17, 2017
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 […]

Cotton – Southwest – Still Drying Out; Fall Burndown Discussions – Agfax Sep 9, 2016

🕔Sep 9, 2016
Harvest reports from the Lower Rio Grande Valley include some 4-bale dryland cotton. High quality fiber is netting a 5-cent or better premium in the Corpus Christi area. South Texas […]

Cotton – Southwest – Bugs Everywhere; Resistant Pigweed Won’t Stop – AgFax Jun 29, 2016

🕔Jun 29, 2016
The cotton crop bug zoo is open for business and there’s more than plenty for everyone. Stink bugs and lygus are jumping from corn to cotton, while fleahoppers are entering […]

Cotton – Southwest – Sunshine: Planters Rolling Fast to Beat Insurance Deadline – AgFax Jun 8, 2016

🕔Jun 8, 2016
Good News for cotton growing country! USDA approved the Cotton Ginning Cost-Share Program. Read the details in 2 items under AgFax News section below. Blue skies and temperatures in the 90s […]

Southwest Cotton – From Blooming to Waiting to Plant – AgFax May 4, 2016

🕔May 4, 2016
The 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 […]

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