Cotton – Southwest – Herbicide Drift | ‘Planting Rain’ | Shielded Sprayers – AgFax

🕔Jun 13, 2018Crop injury due to herbicide drift is sparking notice from the Texas Department of Agriculture. Hot winds and high temps have been battering crops, especially where rain is so badly needed. Some coastal […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Pest Light – Stink Bugs – Bollworms

🕔Jun 4, 2018This week a good amount of our cotton is looking dry, especially in the areas that missed the rains last week. I’ve been keeping an eye out for stink bugs […]

Texas Cotton: Fleahoppers, Stink Bugs, and Bollworms

🕔May 28, 2018Some fields got a much needed rain with the scattered storms this week, and others either didn’t get any or only got a tenth of an inch. I had a […]

Cotton – Southwest: The “D” Word is Back; Weeds Cranking Up – AgFax

🕔May 2, 2018Extended drought has growers praying for any sign of moisture in most of West Texas, the Panhandle and southwestern Oklahoma. They’re desperate. It’s been more than six months since many enjoyed […]

AgFax Southwest Cotton: Harvey Moving Slow Toward Texas Coast

🕔Aug 23, 2017Tropical Storm (or Hurricane) Harvey is expected to strike the Texas Gulf Coast later this week. This morning (8/23), The Weather Channel projected that the storm would redevelop in the Gulf […]

Texas Upper Coast: Bollworms Moving to Cotton as Grains Dry Down; Watch for Stink Bugs

🕔Jul 3, 2017I’d like to let everyone know that the comment periods for clothianidin and thiamethoxam’s preliminary pollinator assesment, and imidicloprid’s aquatic ecological assessment are currently open. The focus is mainly on […]

AgFax Southwest Cotton: Heat is On; Bollworm Alert – AgFax

🕔Jun 21, 2017Egg 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, 2017Panhandle, 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 […]

Southwest Cotton: Weather Delays; Weed Decisions – AgFax

🕔May 3, 2017Christmas weather in April was not welcomed by northern Panhandle growers who were hit with up to 6 inches of snow, rain and temperatures down to 28 degrees.

Texas: Upper Coast Cotton Takes A Hit From Wind

🕔Apr 17, 2017We experienced some high winds recently. I am hoping this rain has helped with some of the moderately damaged plants. It should now be easier to see what will need […]

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