Texas Mid-Coast Cotton: Squaring Fields May Have Fleahoppers

🕔May 16, 2018Cotton maturity ranges from 2-3 leaf to matchhead square and some fields have multiple stages of cotton. Fields with squaring plants should be inspected weekly for Cotton Fleahoppers. This can […]

Texas LRGV Cotton, Sorghum: Dryland – Drought; Fleahoppers

🕔May 14, 2018General Situation For the majority of the Valley cotton and grain is coming along nicely but for those dryland farmers in Willacy County this has certainly been a rough year […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Fleahoppers, Spider Mites Picking Up

🕔May 14, 2018This week the fleahopper populations started picking up quite a bit in some of the squaring fields in Wharton county. Even in cotton with three true leaves I was picking […]

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 […]

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