AgFax Southwest Cotton: Rain Keeps Coming; August Hailstorm No Good Aug 16, 2017

🕔Aug 16, 2017
August is midway done and it’s been way too eventful in some areas. Excess rain followed by cooler temperatures that may slow things down a bit is causing concern over heat […]

Cotton – Southwest – Bollworm Concerns as Crop Moves Forward – AgFax Jul 19, 2017

🕔Jul 19, 2017
Bollworm injury is unexpectedly high in Bt cotton in parts of Texas. If you’re caught up in this, don’t feel like the Lone Ranger. Similar reports are surfacing in the Midsouth, […]

AgFax Southwest Cotton: Heat is On; Bollworm Alert – AgFax Jun 21, 2017

🕔Jun 21, 2017
Egg lays have the Blacklands and more southern areas on bollworm alert. Stinkbugs are also drawing sprayers to the field in some of our coverage area. Thrips are still a […]

Cotton – Southwest: 6-Leaf Plants Up for Some; Cool, Wet Delays Others – AgFax May 24, 2017

🕔May 24, 2017
Panhandle, Kansas and southwestern Oklahoma farmers are dealing with planting delays where temps in the 40s and damp weather are not cooperating with good intentions. The South Plains could use […]

Cotton – Southwest – Rain Delays; 2,4-D Drift; Bacterial Blight – AgFax Aug 19, 2016

🕔Aug 19, 2016
Drenching rain has stalled crop development and harvest in much of our coverage area. The same massive cell that swamped Louisiana has now stretched across the Texas coast and into […]

Cotton – Southwest – Sure Could Use a Soaking Rain; Hoods, Hoes Go After Weeds – AgFax Jul 27, 2016

🕔Jul 27, 2016
The price of cotton at 73 cents-plus  has switched the irrigation pumps from lower priced corn fields into some higher valued cotton acres. Read comments from Ryan Roberts.

Cotton – Southwest – Resistant Weeds; Sting Bugs; 1st Bale of 2016 – AgFax Jun 22, 2016

🕔Jun 22, 2016
Herbicide resistant weeds were on the minds of several of our crop advisors in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas this week. Some fields have kochia that’s so hardy the hooded sprayers […]

Cotton – Southwest – Wet and Messy Planting Delays, But Also Good Weather News May 25, 2016

🕔May 25, 2016
Southwest cotton growers saw an assortment of weather conditions this week – from muddy fields that looked swampy enough for a bullfrog party all the way to hail storms so […]

Cotton Southwest – Defoliation; Weather; Aphids – AgFax Aug 19, 2015

🕔Aug 19, 2015
Cooler temperatures and more rain potential are upping the odds for more disease as the crop comes into the home stretch in West Texas. An ugly El Nino, aptly named […]

Cotton – Southwest: Insects Move In; Acres Drop, Except Oklahoma – AgFax Jul 1, 2015

🕔Jul 1, 2015
USDA dropped the low cotton acres bomb on Tuesday (6/30). Don Shurley, Cotton Economist University of Georgia, said, “The estimate is 8.998 million acres; lower than even the lowest of […]

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