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

🕔May 17, 2019General 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, 2019At 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, 2018General 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, 2018Water! 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, 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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2016

🕔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, 2015

🕔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 […]

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