Texas West Plains Cotton: Insects Mostly Quiet, Weeds a Bigger Problem Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
Cotton ranges from 5 to 13 total nodes with square set very good at +80%. The scouts have been counting at most 5 first position squares. On average the first […]

Texas Cotton: Plant Growth Regulator Considerations Jun 25, 2020

🕔Jun 25, 2020
This may not seem like the year one would even consider a PGR (plant growth regulator). However, a year like this we might consider the PGR’s as a tool to […]

Cotton – Southwest – Insects, Herbicides and PGRs – AgFax Jun 24, 2020

🕔Jun 24, 2020
One pigweed plant can produce half-a-million seed, which is just one factor pushing growers to look for better pre-emerge choices as they wait for new chemistries to come along.

Texas Plains: Some Heavy Thrips Spots, Pillbugs Doing Damage – Podcast May 29, 2020

🕔May 29, 2020
Check out my latest audio podcast for Hale and Swisher counties.  It starts with the nearby area IPM agent Kerry Siders for Hockley and Cochran Counties and includes John Thobe […]

Cotton – Southwest – Teaser Showers | Low Temps, Replant? – AgFax May 13, 2020

🕔May 13, 2020
  Larry Stalcup, Contributing Editor Debra Ferguson, Editor   Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Southwest Cotton, sponsored by the Southwest team of PhytoGen cottonseed. Subscribe OVERVIEW Persistent dry […]

Paraquat: Required Applicator Training Available Online Jan 8, 2020

🕔Jan 8, 2020
As required by EPA’s Paraquat Dichloride Human Health Mitigation Decision and amended paraquat dichloride (a.k.a. paraquat) product labels, certified applicators must successfully complete an EPA-approved training program before mixing, loading, […]

Texas: Industrial Hemp Seminar, Lubbock, Dec. 19 Dec 5, 2019

🕔Dec 5, 2019
Texas producers and those interested in industrial hemp production can attend a “First Things” meeting to learn about potential opportunities and pitfalls of regional hemp production. The program will be […]

West Texas Cotton: Harvest Aids – When and What Kind? – Videos Sep 26, 2019

🕔Sep 26, 2019
Texas AgriLife Extension Agent Kerry Siders describes how to assess whether West Texas cotton is ready for harvest aid applications, as well as giving a brief explanation of the three […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Keep Watching for Aphids Aug 23, 2019

🕔Aug 23, 2019
For some, August has brought some rain showers which have helped. While others have received nary a drop. So, this patchwork of wet and dry has made it difficult to […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Insects Scarce but Keep Scouting Aug 16, 2019

🕔Aug 16, 2019
Cotton ranges from 8 nodes above white flower (very late cotton) to O nodes above white flower (blooming out the top). Ideally your cotton would be the latter, because we […]

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