Texas Plains Cotton: Pests Mostly Quiet, False Chinch Bugs on the Rise Aug 7, 2019

🕔Aug 7, 2019
Despite some cooler days, we have had enough hot weather and time without rainfall to give us some clues as to our early damaged and cold shocked crops and whether […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Good Growth in Heat, Mostly Quiet on Insects Jul 24, 2019

🕔Jul 24, 2019
General Status Hot with some of the first triple digit temperatures of the growing season. Which, despite being uncomfortable for humans, is what our late cotton needs, assuming it is […]

Texas Blacklands IPM: Bollworm Season Arrives; Watch for Stink Bugs Jul 19, 2019

🕔Jul 19, 2019
GENERAL Corn is drying down and getting close to harvest with a few fields that could be ready to go by the end of next week. Sorghum that was planted […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: All Quiet on the Insect Front Jul 19, 2019

🕔Jul 19, 2019
I began finding blooms and small bolls on Monday, July 15, mostly in Cochran County. Plant mapping data indicates that area cotton is going into bloom with 8.5 nodes above […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Keep Watch for Lygus, Stink Bugs, Bollworms Jul 11, 2019

🕔Jul 11, 2019
Cotton has generally been growing off much better the past couple of weeks with much warmer temperatures and some occasional rain. The rain this last weekend was a God send […]

Texas Plains IPM: Cotton – Fleahoppers Biggest Concern; Pests Rising in Corn, Sorghum Jul 9, 2019

🕔Jul 9, 2019
General Status For the first week since the start of planting season, we did not have a damaging weather event. It was not too cold, too windy, or too wet […]

Texas West Plains IPM Update: Fleahoppers are Main Concern Jun 28, 2019

🕔Jun 28, 2019
Cotton fleahoppers are in most fields. Grasshoppers are an increasing as well. The fleahoppers are most concerning because we are just on the verge beginning to square across many acres. […]

Texas Blacklands IPM: Fleahoppers in Cotton; Rootworm Beetles, Spider Mites in Corn Jun 27, 2019

🕔Jun 27, 2019
GENERAL A heat wave moved in during the latter part of last week, but thanks to our wet spring crops across the area have withstood the temperature stress. Most of […]

Texas LRGV Crops: Hot, Muggy – Here Come the Whiteflies Jun 21, 2019

🕔Jun 21, 2019
It’s been a very hot, muggy, dry week in the LRGV. Temperatures have been in the high 90s with some days above 100. But either way the heat index makes […]

Texas Blacklands: Fleahoppers in Cotton, Start Scouting for Sugarcane Aphids Jun 18, 2019

🕔Jun 18, 2019
GENERAL Wheat harvest wraps up for a lot of farms last week, and yields reports have been average to higher, but bushel weights and quality took a hit after all […]

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