Texas LRGV: Few Pests in Cotton, Midge Prevalent in Sorghum Jun 8, 2021

🕔Jun 8, 2021
General Situation Fields are saturated again this week as we received some heavy rains on Tuesday, scattered showers Wednesday and then heavy rain again yesterday (Thursday). Many fields were saturated […]

Texas Blacklands: Cool, Wet Conditions Delay Wheat Harvest, Cause Problems in Corn, Cotton Jun 1, 2021

🕔Jun 1, 2021
GENERAL Cool and wet weather remains in the forecast. This rainy spell has delayed harvest, caused disease concerns in corn, and slowed down cotton growth and development. There were some […]

Texas LRGV: Aphids Skyrocket in Cotton, Keep Watch for Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum May 7, 2021

🕔May 7, 2021
General Situation Over the weekend many growers received some much-needed rain around the LRGV. Majority of Valley got anywhere from 1 inch to 2.5 inches with a handful of places […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Limited Thrips, Keep Watch for Aphids Apr 19, 2021

🕔Apr 19, 2021
Hot and dry this week, as winds were certainly calmer allowing for many growers to be able to get into their fields and apply herbicides where needed. I saw many […]

Texas Plains IPM: Lygus Numbers Rise, Drought Stress Continues Aug 3, 2020

🕔Aug 3, 2020
General Status A few more rain showers visited most of our fields this last week, but again the real beneficial amounts were very isolated. In the area of Tulia, some […]

Texas High Plains Cotton: Lygus Still a Threat, Be Careful with PGRs – Podcast Jul 23, 2020

🕔Jul 23, 2020
Here’s this week’s Audio Podcast from your High Plains IPM AgriLife Agents recorded on 07/22/2020. Cotton: Lygus still a threat, and some fleahoppers, be careful about PGR applications. Corn: spider […]

Texas Plains IPM: Fleahoppers Still a Threat in Cotton; Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum – Podcast Jul 16, 2020

🕔Jul 16, 2020
Peanuts: time to wrap up fertility programs, irrigate to create the proper environment for flowering, pegging and pod development. Cotton: fleahopper still a threat. Mite pressure increasing in corn, sugarcane […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Beneficial Rains, Insects Creeping Up Jul 14, 2020

🕔Jul 14, 2020
General Status A very hot one from mid-week on and into the forecast. And the area finally received some beneficial rainfall last weekend/early this week. It seems amounts varied by […]

Texas High Plains IPM: Fleahoppers on the Rise, Irrigation Critical – Podcast Jul 9, 2020

🕔Jul 9, 2020
Fleahopper increasing in cotton, a few lygus, false chinch bug lower, some PGRs going out. Irrigation critical, wheat stubble sucking water out of the ground. A few spider mites in […]

Texas High Plains Cotton: More High Winds and Hail, Still Dry Jun 26, 2020

🕔Jun 26, 2020
General Status For another week, our fields were windblown and dry, unless hail stones fell. Although we did have a few days without constant high winds allowing some area fields […]

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