Texas Upper Coast IPM: Heat Units and Stink Bugs Jul 27, 2021

🕔Jul 27, 2021
This week most of our cotton is bloomed out or around 2-5 nodes above white flower (NAWF), and our later replanted cotton is blooming. We are at and past cutout in […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Early Season Pest Thresholds Apr 12, 2021

🕔Apr 12, 2021
We’ve been off to a chilly and windy start, and nearly everywhere needs rain, but most of our cotton is in the ground now, and soybeans are currently being planted. […]

Texas Rice: Seeing A New Aphid? Better Call Mo Aug 21, 2020

🕔Aug 21, 2020
Just want to alert you rice farmers and crop consultants to be on the look out for an aphid…English grain aphid. As you probably know, aphids have piercing-sucking mouthparts, like […]

Cotton – Southwest – Late Season Scouting | Hanna’s Hard Hit on LRGV – AgFax Aug 12, 2020

🕔Aug 12, 2020
Herbicides. Pre-plant and residual applications have been key to control. But late-season culprits, especially pigweed seedlings, need to be taken care of quickly. With no Dicamba to lean on, Roundup and Liberty are the products of choice –or no choice.

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Mostly Passed Insect Concern Jul 14, 2020

🕔Jul 14, 2020
Most of our cotton is wrapping up around here, there’s open bolls scattered around, and the corn and milo is getting harvested. Cutout occurs when cotton is 5 Nodes Above […]

Cotton – Southwest – Insects, Herbicides and PGRs – AgFax Jun 24, 2020

🕔Jun 24, 2020
One pigweed plant can produce half-a-million seed, which is just one factor pushing growers to look for better pre-emerge choices as they wait for new chemistries to come along.

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Bollworms and Stink Bugs Jun 22, 2020

🕔Jun 22, 2020
I am still seeing a few different plant bug species around, in cotton as well as other crops, but we should be able to stop worrying about damage from these […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Fleahoppers on the Rise May 18, 2020

🕔May 18, 2020
I spent the week still looking for fleahoppers and other plant bugs in cotton. There’s been a couple different species of plant bugs in cotton than I usually see, so […]

Cotton – Southwest – Teaser Showers | Low Temps, Replant? – AgFax May 13, 2020

🕔May 13, 2020
  Larry Stalcup, Contributing Editor Debra Ferguson, Editor   Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Southwest Cotton, sponsored by the Southwest team of PhytoGen cottonseed. Subscribe OVERVIEW Persistent dry […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Scout Field for Fleahoppers May 11, 2020

🕔May 11, 2020
This week I’ve been looking for fleahoppers and other plant bugs in cotton. There’s been a couple different species of plant bugs in cotton than I usually see, so feel […]

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