Texas Plains Cotton: Pests Mostly Quiet, Watch Late Fields for Fleahoppers Aug 9, 2021

🕔Aug 9, 2021
General Status All apologies for being late with this newsletter, but stomach viruses show no mercy. This week crops are advancing well although most fields still fall into the ‘late’ […]

Texas Plains Pest Management: Few Immediate Threats but Keep Scouting Aug 2, 2021

🕔Aug 2, 2021
General Status It is no secret that our crops, particularly cotton, are ‘running’ late this year. Most feel we are about 10-14 days behind schedule. I am not in panic […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Fleahopper Pressure Remains Primary Concern Jul 19, 2021

🕔Jul 19, 2021
General Status Last night (7/15) the area received another rain event. According to Pivotrack Rain Page, areas south of Hale Center toward Abernathy received a 1/10 up to a 1/2 […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Blooms Starting, 4 Priorities for This Week Jul 19, 2021

🕔Jul 19, 2021
Again, we have been through the wringer the last several weeks. My prayer now is that we have good open weather from here on out with gentle, timely rains, and […]

Texas South Plains Cotton: Increased Fleahopper Activity Jul 14, 2021

🕔Jul 14, 2021
There have been several reports of treatable levels of cotton fleahoppers in cotton. Herbicide applications and destruction of weed hosts is likely behind increased fleahopper activity in cotton at some […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Be on Lookout for Fleahoppers Jul 7, 2021

🕔Jul 7, 2021
General Status It has been a wet, cool week and no one is complaining about the moisture, a few hailed on strips aside. Rainfall amounts are highly variable. By my […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Pest Activity Remains High Jul 7, 2021

🕔Jul 7, 2021
GENERAL Cotton fields are progressing nicely, and have a good square set especially for being in waterlogged soils for almost the entire month of May. I did start picking up […]

Texas LRGV: Sorghum Harvest Underway, Few Pests in Cotton Jul 7, 2021

🕔Jul 7, 2021
General Situation Growers have been harvesting grain sorghum again this week working around the rain showers and I have heard reports of good yields in both dryland and irrigated sorghum […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Thrips Still a Problem in Later Fields, Be on Watch for Plant Bugs Jun 29, 2021

🕔Jun 29, 2021
General It was a hot, dry, week with high winds that hampered the last of our ‘catching up’ herbicide sprays, assuming our producers could find product to spray. The rollercoaster […]

South Carolina Cotton: Time to Scout for Plant Bugs Jun 23, 2021

🕔Jun 23, 2021
As some of our crop is now squaring and growing rapidly, we will start to see populations of plant bugs increase. Plant bugs will include several species, such as the […]

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