AgFax Southwest Cotton: Harvey Damage Reports Trickle In

🕔Aug 31, 2017Conservative estimates are that Harvey wiped out unharvested fields representing a potential loss of 400,000-plus cotton bales. Nearly all of the 200,000 acres lost in the Upper Coast were loaded with […]

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids, Headworms, and Midge

🕔Aug 28, 2017We have been closely monitoring sugarcane aphid numbers at the Lubbock Experiment Station and hoping the rain would knock them down. Unfortunately this has not happened, and our untreated plants […]

Texas West Plains: Cotton Development Slow; Sugarcane Aphids Still Low; Peanuts Look Good

🕔Aug 25, 2017Cotton has been hanging in that 5 to 2 nodes above white flower now for several days with just a few fields at hard-cut out with only an occasional bloom […]

Texas West Plains: Cotton Ranges from Starting Bloom to Hard Cut-Out

🕔Aug 17, 2017Cotton ranges from just starting to bloom to hard cut-out (0 nodes above white flower). Ideally cotton will be blooming out-the-top by now; because we have reached that point when […]

AgFax Southwest Cotton: Fall in the Air; Plenty of ‘Cutout’ Talk

🕔Aug 9, 2017There was plenty of “cutout” talk this week, and an optimistic attitude we all feel as the season moves closer to harvest. Randy Norton commented that Arizona cotton, for the most […]

Texas – West Plains IPM: Cotton Blooms Close; No Sugarcane Aphid, So Far

🕔Jul 21, 2017Cotton has really been growing off well under the current weather conditions. Many fields are reaching bloom stage or will be blooming in the next week or so. This is […]

Texas West Plains IPM Update: Large Cotton Losses Due to Hail; Insects are Quiet

🕔Jul 14, 2017Needless to say again, we have been through the wringer the last several weeks. My prayer now is that we have good open weather from here on out with gentle, […]

Cotton – Southwest – Hail, Tough Winds Giving Growers He** in TX and NM

🕔Jul 12, 2017Hail and wind is the last thing cotton growers need at this stage of the game. Huge losses west of Lubbock — Hockley, Cochran and Lamb counties — were reported and […]

Cotton – Southwest – Thrips Chow Down; Hi Temps Damage is Similar

🕔Jun 14, 2017NOT thrips. That’s what Kerry Siders has concluded about damaged leaves found in some Texas Plains cotton. When is a cotton plant like a piece of bologna? Read more of […]

Cotton – Southwest – Weather Helping Most; Others Still to Wet – AgFax

🕔Jun 7, 2017Rain has boosted growing conditions in the Panhandle and South Plains as growers close in on final planting. Warmer temps, plus more shower potential this week should benefit early plant […]

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