Cotton 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 […]
Rain finally arrived in parts of the Panhandle and south Plains. Central Texas remains parched and dryland abandonment is high in west Texas.
GENERAL 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. […]
It 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 […]
West Texas drought continues. Temps pushing 100+ this week. Dryland acres desperate for moisture. Kerry Siders talks about it.
We 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 […]
Conservative 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 […]
We 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 […]
Cotton 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 […]
Cotton 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 […]