Texas Blacklands IPM: Bollworm Season Arrives; Watch for Stink Bugs

🕔Jul 19, 2019GENERAL 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, 2019I 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, 2019Cotton 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, 2019General 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, 2019Cotton 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, 2019GENERAL 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, 2019It’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, 2019GENERAL 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 […]

Texas LRGV IPM: More Fleahoppers in Cotton; Sugarcane Aphids Take Off in Sorghum

🕔May 17, 2019General Situation Hot and muggy this week as the LRGV received some rain on Monday and Tuesday and a little on Wednesday. Harlingen, Raymondville and Weslaco areas received anywhere from […]

Texas LRGV Crops: Some Cotton Near Bloom, Keep an Eye on Resistance

🕔May 10, 2019Temperatures in the lower Rio Grand Valley were in the low to mid 90s but felt much hotter with the heat index. Many growers were seen cultivating, irrigating, and applying […]

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