Cotton – Southwest: Tough Decisions; Blooming Expands – AgFax

🕔May 16, 2018Southwest Cotton Report from Agfax.com  This week: It’s handwringing time. Making final planting decisions and/or herbicide spraying in the face of dry winds and little or no rain is weighing on […]

AgFax Southwest Cotton: Harvey Moving Slow Toward Texas Coast

🕔Aug 23, 2017Tropical Storm (or Hurricane) Harvey is expected to strike the Texas Gulf Coast later this week. This morning (8/23), The Weather Channel projected that the storm would redevelop in the Gulf […]

Cotton – Southwest – Hail, Tough Winds Giving Growers He** in TX and NM

🕔Jul 12, 2017Hail and wind is the last thing cotton growers need at this stage of the game. Huge losses west of Lubbock — Hockley, Cochran and Lamb counties — were reported and […]

Cotton – Southwest Thrips Army Moving; Weeds are Breaking Through – AgFax

🕔May 31, 2017Thrips, thrips, and more thrips – armies of them are moving out of wheat and invading young cotton in some Panhandle and South Plains areas as stand establishment increases. Read […]

Southwest Cotton: Weather Delays; Weed Decisions – AgFax

🕔May 3, 2017Christmas weather in April was not welcomed by northern Panhandle growers who were hit with up to 6 inches of snow, rain and temperatures down to 28 degrees.

Cotton – Southwest – Resistant Pigweed War Heats Up with the Temperatures – AgFax

🕔Jul 14, 2016Temperatures hit 108 in Amarillo on Monday (7/11) with a “cooler” 101 degrees expected today (7/14). Some Panhandle-South Plains areas have seen 110 degrees this week, which created a tough […]

Cotton – Southwest – Sunshine: Planters Rolling Fast to Beat Insurance Deadline – AgFax

🕔Jun 8, 2016Good News for cotton growing country! USDA approved the Cotton Ginning Cost-Share Program. Read the details in 2 items under AgFax News section below. Blue skies and temperatures in the 90s […]

Southwest Cotton – From Blooming to Waiting to Plant – AgFax

🕔May 4, 2016The first cotton blooms were seen last week in Rio Grande Valley fields. That’s the good news! The bad news: white flies, spider mites, aphids and fleahoppers are showing up […]

Cotton – Southwest: Rain Would Help Prevent Some “Chunking Bolls” – AgFax

🕔Aug 26, 2015There’s plenty of defoliation talk – either happening or starting in a couple of weeks. Growers are chomping at the bit to get this season behind them.    The need […]

Cotton – Southwest: Calling All Sprayers, Hoes, Cultivators – AgFax

🕔Jul 15, 2015‘Oklahoma is OK!’ says the musical lyrics. And Randy Boman, OSU cotton specialist, agrees – “There’s no telling how much cotton we can make if we get a good rain […]

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