Texas Blacklands: Corn Being Planted; Watch Stripe Rust in Wheat

©Debra L Ferguson
🕔Mar 8, 2019GENERAL 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, 2017Greenbug 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, 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 High Plains Pests: Grain Crops Quiet For Now

🕔Jul 12, 2017As 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, 2017This 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, 2017Just 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, 2016As 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 […]

Oklahoma Wheat: New Resource for Managing Greenbugs

🕔Nov 13, 2015Greenbugs (Schizaphis graminum) have been a major vexation for growers of wheat and sorghum for more than half a century, especially in the Great Plains. Now a new paper in […]

Texas Corn, Sorghum: Spider Mites Explode, Plus Aphids and More

🕔Aug 7, 2015Corn Our program corn ranged in stage from V7 to mid-dent with most of our older corn being in dough to late dough, a middle grouping of corn clustered at […]

Texas Wheat: Don’t Jump the Gun on Pesticide Applications

🕔Feb 4, 2015It has been a lagging end to the 2014 season.  Luckily pests have been fairly quiet in our area wheat allowing us to focus on finishing our cotton, corn, and […]

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