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 […]

Texas Cotton: When Can You Shut Off Irrigation? Aug 6, 2020

🕔Aug 6, 2020
I know many are wondering when they can start backing off and even shutting down irrigation water over the next few weeks. Again, the nodes above white flower (NAWF) measurement […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Bollworm Management Considerations Jul 31, 2020

🕔Jul 31, 2020
Area producers need to be scouting conventional cotton for bollworms! Just this week the scouts and I have been finding cotton bollworms, not over threshold of 8,000 small to medium […]

Texas Cotton: Managing Lygus Bugs Jul 16, 2020

🕔Jul 16, 2020
The western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus Knight) is one of several Lygus species that feeds on cotton terminals, squares, and small bolls. Adults are 1/4-inch-long, have a conspicuous triangle […]

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