Texas Plains Pests: Increasing or Crashing, Depending on Crop Moisture

🕔Aug 20, 2018General Status Rain showers crisscrossed the region again in the past seven days bringing much needed moisture but unfortunately for several hotspots it came with severe and damaging weather too. […]

Texas Plains: Pest Activity Picking Up with Moisture

🕔Aug 1, 2018General Status The humidity has been up over the past few days and the region has received a widespread rain event. I cannot say the rain was all we were […]

Texas Sorghum: Stink Bugs and Headworms

🕔May 28, 2018Some sorghum fields across the Mid-Coast of Texas have been inundated with Rice Stink Bugs or Headworms; or in some cases, both stink bugs and headworms. Adding to this problem, I have received […]

Texas Plains: Cotton Needs More Heat Units, Sorghum Still at Risk from Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Oct 19, 2017General Status For the past few weeks or so we had been socked in with moisture and cool temperatures, only to finally come out of the pattern into frosty and […]

Texas Plains: Ideal Weather for Cotton Development, Sugarcane Aphids Still in Late Sorghum

🕔Sep 18, 2017General Situation The weather has been just what the doctor ordered for cotton this past week. Heat units are pilling in and the generally ‘late’ or ‘rank’ cotton is responding […]

Texas West Plains: Aphids in Cotton; Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum

🕔Sep 11, 2017Current Crop and Pest Situation Grain sorghum ranges from nearing harvest on early planted to just near boot. Those acres which have not headed yet I would be extremely conservative […]

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 […]

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