West Texas Corn, Sorghum: Fall Armyworm Numbers Spike

🕔Jun 14, 2018It is mid-June, and I am pleased to report that there have not been any serious insect problems in corn and sorghum yet. Well, let me temper this by saying […]

Cotton – Southwest – High Temps; Dryland Desperate – AgFax

🕔May 30, 2018West Texas drought continues. Temps pushing 100+ this week. Dryland acres desperate for moisture. Kerry Siders talks about it.

Texas High Plains: Fall Armyworms are Complicated

🕔Apr 13, 2018We all respect fall armyworm as a significant threat to High Plains corn, sorghum and cotton, and that is why we run pheromone traps to assess the potential threat during […]

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, […]

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