Texas Blacklands Wheat: Insect, Disease Pressure Rise Mar 19, 2021

🕔Mar 19, 2021
GENERAL Wheat in the area has progressed nicely over the last two weeks and just about every field in the scouting program is at or past the jointing stage, with […]

Texas High Plains Cotton: More High Winds and Hail, Still Dry Jun 26, 2020

🕔Jun 26, 2020
General Status For another week, our fields were windblown and dry, unless hail stones fell. Although we did have a few days without constant high winds allowing some area fields […]

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 Blacklands: Corn Being Planted; Watch Stripe Rust in Wheat Mar 8, 2019

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🕔Mar 8, 2019
GENERAL Corn is starting to be planted and soil temperatures plummet as a strong cold front moved through over the weekend into the early part of the week. Low temperatures […]

Texas Wheat: Breeding for Resistance – Hessian Fly and Greenbug Infestations Nov 2, 2017

🕔Nov 2, 2017
Greenbug and Hessian fly infestations can significantly reduce wheat yield and quality in Texas and worldwide. Breeding for resistance to these two pests using marker-assisted selection just got a new […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Conditions All Over the Place, Growers Finally Able to ‘Stop Putting Out Fires’ Jul 18, 2017

🕔Jul 18, 2017
General 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 High Plains Pests: Grain Crops Quiet For Now Jul 12, 2017

🕔Jul 12, 2017
As we hit mid-season, things are relatively quiet in area grain crops. The three intense storms that passed through recently brought both blessings and challenges, but one very positive aspect […]

Texas Upper Coast IPM: Fleahoppers to Plant Bugs and Aphids to Midge May 15, 2017

🕔May 15, 2017
This week the fleahopper numbers in cotton are mostly down. I know several folks have treated for them, and have had no trouble knocking populations back. The threshold for fleahoppers […]

Texas Wheat: Warm Weather Has Rust Levels Rising Mar 3, 2017

🕔Mar 3, 2017
Just as fields started to dry out, we have more rain in the forecast. Chances start Saturday in the afternoon and roll along all next week. Temperatures will average around […]

Texas Crop Weather: Time to Scout Wheat for Insects Mar 8, 2016

🕔Mar 8, 2016
As temperatures warm up across the wheat regions of the state and the crop comes out of dormancy, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist said it is time to […]

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