Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: Impacts of Summer Drought in the Plains

🕔Nov 14, 2017An update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (“The worst they’ve ever seen,” by Ashwini Sankar) explored some of the lingering impacts of this summer’s severe drought […]

Texas Plains Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Confounds and Confuses

🕔Aug 12, 2016It seems this rascally invasive insect loves to keep us confounded and confused.  In 2014 they discovered late in the growing season we do raise quite a bit of sorghum […]

Texas: Sugarcane Aphid – Consider the Entire Texas High Plains Infested

🕔Aug 12, 2016In the last few days there have been reports of sugarcane aphids in many new counties on the Texas High Plains, and most of these recent reports are from fields […]

Livestock: High Plains Wet Spring Helping Rebuild Beef Herds – DTN

🕔May 13, 2016High Plains pastures and rangeland are growing historically well this spring thanks to plenty of moisture in the region. That’s good news for grazers from North Dakota to Texas as cattleman continue […]

Livestock: High Plains Blizzards Cause Over 35K Animal Losses – DTN

🕔Jan 8, 2016Although a total won’t be known for some time, the High Plains of western Texas and eastern New Mexico are still recovering from a blizzard that resulted in the loss […]

Texas Cotton: High Plains Production Takes on Climate Changes

🕔Nov 16, 2015Cotton production in the Texas High Plains can survive expected climate changes, especially if water is available to compensate for higher temperatures, and increased atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations can mitigate […]

Texas Wheat: Why Are There Dead Spots in my Field?

🕔Nov 5, 2015Throughout the Texas High Plains and the Rolling Plains and beyond from about late September to the end of November this question is asked every year. AgriLife Extension entomologists and […]

Texas Crop Weather: Warm Fall Allows Plains Cotton to Mature

🕔Oct 14, 2015LISTEN HERE: The warmer fall weather has greatly helped Texas cotton in the Rolling Plains and High Plains areas catch up on maturity, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Texas Wheat: Concerns for Armyworms, Grasshoppers in High Plains

🕔Oct 6, 2015According to the latest USDA report, Texas has 24% of its winter wheat in the ground, which is behind the normal 34% for this time of year. This is largely […]

Texas: Headworms Up; New Invasive Aphid Found in Panhandle

🕔Aug 24, 2015Headworms and Late Corn Fall Armyworm Corn earworm and fall armyworm adult trap captures are up significantly in the last week and this means headed sorghum should be scouted for […]

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