Texas Plains: Crop Conditions Highly Variable with Lots of Pests to Choose From

🕔Aug 2, 2017General Status As par usual for 2017, field situations still depend greatly on which field you are in. Across Hale, Swisher, & Floyd we do not just have the good, […]

Texas High Plains: Crops Dive Right into Heavy Management Mode

🕔Jul 25, 2017General Status Much like we felt last week, fields seem to be flying from a stage when concern and tender care were needed straight to heavy management required quite seamlessly. […]

Texas High Plains Cotton: Stay Vigilant for Bollworms

🕔Jul 20, 2017We have a wide range of cotton out in the field. Early planted fields are in bloom while some of the late or replanted cotton is a little behind. Overall, […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Conditions All Over the Place, Growers Finally Able to ‘Stop Putting Out Fires’

🕔Jul 18, 2017General Status This morning at the Plains Cotton Growers advisory board meeting, Shawn Holladay’s thoughts were shared about the situation. “We’re finally to a point where we can stop putting […]

Texas Plains: Widespread Beneficial Rains; Insect Pressure Remains Light

🕔Jul 11, 2017General Situation We were blessed with area wide rainfalls on multiple occasions late last week and through early and mid-week this week. Those that were not wholly blessed by the […]

Texas West Plains: Cotton Almost at Bloom; 6 Points About Sugarcane Aphid

🕔Jul 7, 2017Cotton, what we have remaining, ranges from cotyledon stage (replant) to 13 true leaves with square set good with an average of 82%. I attribute most all missing squares so […]

Texas West Plains: Cotton a Mixed Bag; Peanuts, Corn Doing Well; Replanting Sorghum

🕔Jun 22, 2017Cotton ranges from seed still in the ground to 9 true leaf cotton. This wide range is reflective of the mess we are in across a large area here on […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Crop Maturing Nicely, Watch for Plant Bugs in Late Planted Fields

🕔Jun 16, 2017General Situation Our days down here in the LRGV have been pretty hot averaging out at 100oF each day, heat index of 105oF. Looks like we will be heading into […]

Texas Plains: Weeds Flush; Heavy Thrips in Cotton

🕔Jun 13, 2017Little has changed in our situation from last week as we leave our chances of rain behind for a while and move into the oven. Most of our fields could […]

Texas Blacklands IPM: Watch for Thrips in Seedling Cotton; Sugarcane Aphids and Stink Bugs in Sorghum

🕔Jun 2, 2017The Texas state climatologist, Dr. John Nielson-Gammon, is predicting a hot, dry summer for the state due to dry, windy conditions and warm temperatures. Long-term forecasts predict El Nino to […]

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