Texas LRGV Cotton: Time to Consider Harvest Aid Timing

🕔Jun 30, 2017General 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, 2017It’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 […]

Texas Grains: Sugarcane Aphids Active in LRGV Sorghum; Some Corn Silking

🕔Apr 7, 2017It has been a very busy week. Conditions across the Valley continue to be dry, hot and windy. We did however receive a cold front this week which lowered temps […]

Grain Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Gain A Huge Head Start In Texas

🕔Mar 23, 2017My student Alma and I detected sugarcane aphids on commercial sorghum at about the V8 stage down by the river in Hidalgo County. That was on Tuesday, March 21, about 3 […]

Texas Cotton: LRGV Crop Progressing Well, Watch for Aphids and Thrips

🕔Apr 20, 2016The majority of the valley’s cotton has just started squaring pretty good with the exception of some older cotton farther along. In cotton we have been finding thrips, cotton aphids, […]

Texas: LRGV Cotton Defoliation Picks Up, Sorghum Harvest Continues

🕔Jul 31, 2015Very hot days this week with little wind in the LRGV as harvesting continues and cotton defoliation begins. Cotton Defoliation time! This week throughout the Valley you could see many […]

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Building in LRGV as Harvest Nears

🕔Jul 17, 2015Grain sorghum is being harvested like crazy. For those who are still a good 3 weeks or more away from harvest, please go and check your fields for sugarcane aphids […]

Texas Sorghum: Large Midge Populations in LRGV, Keep Scouting Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Jun 19, 2015Sorghum Midge!!! Again this week make sure to check any sorghum blooming right now as midge has been seen in great numbers in many commercial sorghum fields throughout the Valley. […]

Texas Cotton: LRGV Crop Looks Clean, Keep Watch for Pests

🕔Jun 19, 2015This week the cotton looks very clean. We’re starting to pick up on a few whitefly adults here and there in the cotton and will need to keep an eye […]

Texas Cotton: First Blooms Appear in LRGV

🕔May 29, 2015We saw some of the first blooms in cotton this week as stands have anywhere from 8-10 nodes. This week many growers sprayed for fleahoppers as the weather heated up. […]

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