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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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
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 […]
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
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 […]
Thermometers are popping up to 100-plus degrees in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma. And, in case you’re interested, Chuck Wilbur says 114 degrees provides about 30 “bonus” heat units daily.
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 […]