Texas LRGV Cotton: Heavy Boll Loads, Late Season Thrips Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
General Situation/ Harvest Another very hot and windy week. This week we had temperatures ranging from 98 -101 F and our nights have been steadily at 78-80 F. We are […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Pests Largely Quiet Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
General Situation Very hot across the Valley this week. Last Thursday and Friday we had been rained out in most areas, but majority of the Valley has dried up with […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: 1st Bale of the Season Harvested Jun 19, 2020

🕔Jun 19, 2020
General Situation Muddy this week in the Valley in some areas as we were dodging rain to scout. Grain sorghum harvest has been stalled in some areas due to random […]

Texas Cotton: With Exceptions, Cotton Pretty Clean in lower Rio Grande Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
This week was hot, dry and very windy across the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV). Temperatures all week were mainly in the mid to lower 90s during the day and […]

Texas LRGV IPM: More Fleahoppers in Cotton; Sugarcane Aphids Take Off in Sorghum May 17, 2019

🕔May 17, 2019
General Situation Hot and muggy this week as the LRGV received some rain on Monday and Tuesday and a little on Wednesday. Harlingen, Raymondville and Weslaco areas received anywhere from […]

Texas LRGV Cotton, Sorghum: Aphids Attracting Ladybugs Apr 5, 2019

🕔Apr 5, 2019
At the start of this week we were rained out across the Valley. Many areas including Donna, Pharr, Edinburg, Weslaco, Mercedes, La Villa, and others received 1.5 to 2 inches […]

Texas LRGV Cotton, Sorghum: Dryland – Drought; Fleahoppers May 14, 2018

🕔May 14, 2018
General Situation For the majority of the Valley cotton and grain is coming along nicely but for those dryland farmers in Willacy County this has certainly been a rough year […]

Texas: Lower Rio Grande Planting Progresses but Moisture Needed Mar 23, 2018

🕔Mar 23, 2018
Water! It has been on everyone’s mind as we have been planting and having to irrigate early to get our crops to come up and some even irrigating again already […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Time to Consider Harvest Aid Timing Jun 30, 2017

🕔Jun 30, 2017
General Situation We received some good rains this week in some areas around the Valley, it was what I call a ‘hit and miss’. Grain sorghum and corn harvesting has […]

Texas Cotton LRGV: Hot, Dry and Plenty of Open Bolls; Whiteflies Active Jun 23, 2017

🕔Jun 23, 2017
It’s very hot and dry. We’ve had a few days here this week at 104 to 106 degrees with heat index of about 110. Everyone is either irrigating or going to […]

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