Texas: West Plains Crops Conference, Levelland, Jan. 11

🕔Dec 17, 2018The West Plains Crops Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Hockley, Cochran and Lamb counties, will be held Jan. 11 in the Sundown Room, 1401 […]

Texas West Plains Cotton, Sorghum: Impacts from Monday’s Freeze

🕔Oct 16, 2018We experienced 31 degrees F for 2 hours, and 32 degrees F for 5 hours early on Monday morning here in the Levelland area. These temps were accompanied by an […]

Cotton – Southwest – Clean Fields | Gins Up, Running | Kansas is Cotton Happy – AgFax

🕔Sep 5, 2018“We’re going to be buried in cotton.” – Rex Friesen, Kansas. “I have the cleanest fields I’ve ever had.” – Paul Pilsner, Texas Coastal Bend

Texas West Plains Cotton: Keep Scouting for Aphids

🕔Aug 28, 2018For some, August has brought some rain showers which have helped tremendously. While others have received nary a drop. So this patch-work of wet and dry has made it difficult […]

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 […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Crop Looking Better Going into Bloom

🕔Jul 12, 2018Cotton has generally been growing off much better the past couple of weeks under the current weather conditions. Many fields are reaching bloom stage or will be blooming in 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.

Texas West Plains Pests: Few Insects, Weeds a Major Issue

🕔Jun 28, 2018GENERAL SITUATION A good gentle widespread rain event would sure be nice for this upcoming 4th of July week. We do have a chance, like 35%, going into Saturday evening. […]

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.

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