Texas Cotton, Sorghum: Insecticidal Virus Products – What are the Facts?

🕔Nov 8, 2018The arsenal of insecticides and acaricides that we have to select from for controlling arthropod pests is extremely important. Our arsenal may be limited due to cost of the product, […]

Cotton – Southwest – Bolls Popping – Dryland Yields Vary – AgFax

🕔Aug 30, 2018You can almost hear bolls “popping” in the dryland fields of Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. Yuma, Arizona, cotton growers are well into harvest while the crop is still pushing hard in the central […]

Texas Panhandle: Corn Rootworm Show ‘Probable Resistance’ to Some Bt

🕔Aug 27, 2018There were a crazy lot of western corn rootworm beetles emerging from continuous corn fields this summer in the Texas Panhandle, and with seed purchase decisions on the horizon it […]

Cotton – Southwest – Weeds Not a Problem | Dryland Acres Gone Bare – AgFax

🕔Aug 1, 2018“It’s a rarity to see weedy fields,” reports Wayne Keeling. John David Gonzales agrees – weeds have been a “non-problem” this season.  Garden webworms love pigweed. That’s the good news. The […]

Cotton – Southwest – Irrigation Capacity No Match for Drought – W. Texas

🕔Jul 6, 2018Rain finally arrived in parts of the Panhandle and south Plains. Central Texas remains parched and dryland abandonment is high in west Texas.

West Texas IPM: Sustained High Numbers of Fall Armyworm Moths

🕔Jun 20, 2018This week’s fall armyworm pheromone trap graph appears below. The 7-year average for this week of June is 110 moths per week. This week’s capture was 707. This does not […]

Cotton – Southwest – Rain – More Planting – Thrips Swarm – Weed Resistance – AgFax

🕔May 24, 2018Scattered reports of rain helped spur planting into full swing across west Texas and parts of Oklahoma. But moisture is still needed for putting seeds into dryland fields, especially in Kansas.

Texas Sorghum: Headworm Control – Consider Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Jul 26, 2017Sugarcane aphid is just beginning to build in fields in select counties on the Southern High Plains, and as of this writing I know of no fields that have required […]

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Arrives in Floyd County

🕔Jul 20, 2017The sugarcane aphid remains a hot topic, especially the subject of when or if the immigrant population, the one we on the Texas High Plains ‘traditionally’ have issues with, will […]

Texas High Plains Pests: Grain Crops Quiet For Now

🕔Jul 12, 2017As we hit mid-season, things are relatively quiet in area grain crops. The three intense storms that passed through recently brought both blessings and challenges, but one very positive aspect […]

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