Texas West Plains Cotton: Blooms Starting, 4 Priorities for This Week Jul 19, 2021

🕔Jul 19, 2021
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, timely rains, and […]

West Texas Cotton: Insects Quiet, Weed Control the Order of the Day Jul 7, 2021

🕔Jul 7, 2021
GENERAL SITUATION Widespread rain events this last week, and possibly more to come over the next few days. No complaints here. I know we need to get some weeds sprayed, […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Few Insects, Lots of Weed Problems Jun 25, 2021

🕔Jun 25, 2021
Cotton ranges from seed still in the ground to 8 true leaf squaring cotton (average is 5 true leaves). This wide range is reflective of the mess we have been […]

Texas Cotton: Harvest Aid Strategies For The Southern High Plains (Podcast) Sep 17, 2020

🕔Sep 17, 2020
People often refer to the “art and science” of cotton defoliation. In this edition of the IPM Radio Podcast, Blayne Reed and Kerry Siders with Texas A&M Extension delve into […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Cold, Dry, Windy – Not a Good Mix Sep 17, 2020

🕔Sep 17, 2020
It has been a week now since our first significant cold front moved through. It was supposed to have brought with it, beside cold air and wind, some measurable precipitation. […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Temp Drop Not Enough To End Season Sep 10, 2020

🕔Sep 10, 2020
That was an abrupt end to summer. We are fortunate that we only dipped to 38 degrees, as compared to at or nearer freezing not too far north of us. […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Keep Irrigation Running, Sample Soils for Nematodes Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
For most, August has been another long hot, dry month. Very few were fortunate enough to receive any measurable precipitation. Most all cotton has bolled to the top and has […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Insects Quiet, but Don’t Stop Scouting Aug 14, 2020

🕔Aug 14, 2020
Cotton ranges from early bloom with more than 5 nodes above white flower (NAWF) to past physiological cutout with less than 2 NAWF. The area cotton crop reflects that 2/3 […]

Cotton – Southwest – Late Season Scouting | Hanna’s Hard Hit on LRGV – AgFax Aug 12, 2020

🕔Aug 12, 2020
Herbicides. Pre-plant and residual applications have been key to control. But late-season culprits, especially pigweed seedlings, need to be taken care of quickly. With no Dicamba to lean on, Roundup and Liberty are the products of choice –or no choice.

Texas West Plains IPM: Critical Period for All Crops, Keep Scouting Fields Aug 6, 2020

🕔Aug 6, 2020
Cotton ranges from just beginning to bloom with more than 6 nodes above white flower (NAWF) to past physiological cutout with 2 NAWF. Using our IPM scouting fields as a […]

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