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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Texas West Plains Pests: Few Insects, Weeds a Major Issue

🕔Jun 28, 2018GENERAL SITUATION A good gentle widespread rain event would sure be nice for this upcoming 4th of July week. We do have a chance, like 35%, going into Saturday evening. […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Irrigated Fields Look Good, Dryland Has Failed

🕔Jun 26, 2018After a hard-fought emergence battle, and some area rains, we are starting to see some green countryside in West Texas. It is a good to look across our irrigated fields […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Thrips Resurgence; Scout for Fleahoppers, Lygus

🕔Jun 19, 2018General Status Showers continue to cross our region, the latest round this week leaving the gift of between 0.3” and nearly 2” with most of our fields getting around 0.75”. […]

Texas Blacklands: Weather Aiding Fleahoppers, Spider Mites

🕔Jun 15, 2018Crops have been suffering from intense heat and lack of moisture over the past 2 weeks but we are hoping for some relief over the next 3 to 4 days. […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Pest Light – Stink Bugs – Bollworms

🕔Jun 4, 2018This week a good amount of our cotton is looking dry, especially in the areas that missed the rains last week. I’ve been keeping an eye out for stink bugs […]

Texas Cotton: Fleahoppers, Stink Bugs, and Bollworms

🕔May 28, 2018Some fields got a much needed rain with the scattered storms this week, and others either didn’t get any or only got a tenth of an inch. I had a […]

Texas Mid-Coast Cotton: Fleahopper Numbers on the Rise

🕔May 25, 2018Cotton fields range from pinhead square to early bloom. Most fields are susceptible to cotton fleahopper damage and the potential for bollworm losses. We are finding cotton fleahoppers in numbers […]

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