Texas Plains Pests: Cotton Passed Cut-Out; Mites, Aphids in Corn, Sorghum

🕔Sep 10, 2019General Status The summer scouting season starts to draw to a close without any notable bollworm migration, flights, or cotton infestation to speak of while Banks grass mites and sugarcane […]

Texas Plains Pests: Hot, Dry Conditions Keeping Activity Limited

🕔Aug 27, 2019General Status Not much has changed again this week. We are still in a prolonged extremely hot and dry pattern. We have had a few below triple digit days due […]

Texas Plains Pests: Migratory Bollworms Remain an Uncertainty

🕔Aug 20, 2019General Status Very little has changed over the past week in weather or pest status with crops, mites, and aphids only getting ‘hotter.’ A change in the weather during crunch […]

Kansas Sorghum: Keep Beneficials in Mind When Spraying Headworms, Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Aug 9, 2019A crop entomologist at Kansas State University is urging sorghum growers to be patient as they consider options for protecting this year’s crop from damaging pests. Jeff Whitworth says that […]

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 Mid-Coast Sorghum: Headworms, Stink Bugs, and Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Jul 5, 2019We have been finding Rice Stink Bugs, Headworms and Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum fields  of the Mid-Coast of Texas. Scout sorghum using a 2-gallon bucket and beat heads into the […]

Texas Cotton, Sorghum: Insecticidal Virus Products – What are the Facts?

🕔Nov 8, 2018The arsenal of insecticides and acaricides that we have to select from for controlling arthropod pests is extremely important. Our arsenal may be limited due to cost of the product, […]

Texas West Plains: Grain Sorghum, Peanuts, Cotton – 2 Videos

🕔Sep 14, 2018Grain Sorghum – You Must Scout! Grain sorghum ranges from just planted for cover to nearing harvest on early planted acres.   Sorghum acres which have not developed a grain head […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Keep Scouting for Aphids

🕔Aug 28, 2018For some, August has brought some rain showers which have helped tremendously. While others have received nary a drop. So this patch-work of wet and dry has made it difficult […]

Texas Plains: Pests Are Present but Mostly Below Thresholds

🕔Aug 28, 2018General Status Measurable rainfall again crisscrossed the region late last week and last weekend dropping moisture for most of us. The latest rounds did not have any damaging weather with […]

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