Texas Plains: Heavy Insect Pressure in Late-Planted Grains; High Bollworm Numbers in Cotton

🕔Sep 8, 2017General Status I would love to say the pest pressure is winding down as we slip toward fall. The problem is, the pest pressure isn’t really winding down at all […]

Texas Plains: Bollworms a Problem in Cotton, Sorghum; Diseases Flourish in Corn

🕔Aug 31, 2017General Status All apologies for this newsletter being late to those who faithfully look to this newsletter for regular pest status updates. In the mud and muck, not to mention […]

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids, Headworms, and Midge

🕔Aug 28, 2017We have been closely monitoring sugarcane aphid numbers at the Lubbock Experiment Station and hoping the rain would knock them down. Unfortunately this has not happened, and our untreated plants […]

Texas West Plains: Crops Look Good, Limited Insect Presence

🕔Jul 28, 2017Current Crop and Pest Situation I am somewhat encouraged by the way many acres of crops have grown off here in July. And as I write this newsletter we have […]

Texas High Plains: Crops Dive Right into Heavy Management Mode

🕔Jul 25, 2017General Status Much like we felt last week, fields seem to be flying from a stage when concern and tender care were needed straight to heavy management required quite seamlessly. […]

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 Mid-Coast: Corn, Sorghum Harvest Begins; Don’t Neglect Pests in Later Fields

🕔Jun 26, 2017Corn and Grain Sorghum harvest has begun on the Mid-Coast of Texas. Early yield reports are above average. While many Sorghum fields are no longer susceptible to the yield reducing impacts […]

Texas Upper Coast Pests: Watch for Bollworms, Get Ready for Plant Growth Regulators

🕔Jun 19, 2017This week we’ve been finding some stink bugs and some bollworms in cotton in all three counties. Currently we are mostly finding damage and newly hatched larvae. As the grain […]

Texas Upper Coast IPM: Stinkbugs and Headworms

🕔Jun 12, 2017This week most of the cotton I looked at is in full bloom. I’ve been seeing green and brown stink bugs and some bollworms. All three counties have had a […]

Texas Mid-Coast Sorghum: Watch for Sugarcane Aphids, Midge, Stink Bugs, Headworms

🕔May 29, 2017Sorghum maturity in the Mid-Coast of Texas ranges from flag leaf to soft dough. Insect pests of importance include sugarcane aphids, sorghum midge, stink bugs and headworms. We continue to […]

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