AgFax Southwest Cotton: Sunshine! It’s Pedal to the Metal Time

🕔May 15, 2019Season long weed management will be critical for this crop since herbicide applications have been delayed or missed entirely. Glyphosate resistant ryegrass has been spotted in northeast Texas.

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Not Much Thrips Damage, Lots of Fleahoppers

🕔May 14, 2019This year I have seen low thrips numbers in the fields in the Wharton, Jackson and Matagorda county area. The threshold for thrips is an average of 1 thrips per true […]

Cotton – Southwest – Water Choices | Coastal Bend Harvest | Bollworms – AgFax

🕔Aug 8, 2018Hard Choices – Do I water the cotton or the peanuts?  Bollworm pockets are here and there, a few in pima. Irrigated cotton is vacuuming up stink bugs around Waco.  

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Keep Watch for Bollworms, Stink Bugs

🕔Jul 23, 2018All the cotton I’ve looked at this week is past cutout (5 nodes above white flower) and a good number of fields have open bolls. I’ve been seeing the bollworm […]

Cotton – Southwest – Harvest Aid Shortage | Herbicide Tightrope – AgFax

🕔Jul 12, 2018Early defoliation is starting in the Corpus Christi area due to lack of moisture, and is ongoing in the LRGV. Harvest aid Thidiazuron is expected to be in short supply reports Gaylon […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Check Bt Fields for Bollworms

🕔Jul 9, 2018I’ve looked at cotton past cutout (5 nodes above white flower) in all three of my counties this week, this season has been flying by. I’ve been seeing the bollworm […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Bollworms, Stink Bugs Picking Up

🕔Jul 2, 2018This week I’ve been seeing the bollworm (H. zea, corn ear worm, etc.) egg lay picking up. The most this week was in a field near Egypt, 24% of the […]

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 […]

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