Texas Plains: Bollworms a Problem in Cotton, Sorghum; Diseases Flourish in Corn

🕔Aug 31, 2017General Status All apologies for this newsletter being late to those who faithfully look to this newsletter for regular pest status updates. In the mud and muck, not to mention […]

Texas Plains: Rains Cause Runaway Cotton, Hardly Hamper Field Pests

🕔Aug 23, 2017General Status Perfectly timed rains are rare in West Texas, especially during peak water use, but when they do come it seems we get too much of a good thing, […]

Texas West Plains: Cotton Ranges from Starting Bloom to Hard Cut-Out

🕔Aug 17, 2017Cotton ranges from just starting to bloom to hard cut-out (0 nodes above white flower). Ideally cotton will be blooming out-the-top by now; because we have reached that point when […]

Texas Plains: Good Moisture Beneficial to Crops and Pest Alike

🕔Aug 15, 2017General Status General good rainfall area wide these past 2 weeks for most fields with near ideal timing for maximum benefit with our fields at key developmental stages and peak […]

Texas Plains: Next Few Weeks Critical for Crop Yields

🕔Aug 8, 2017General Status Welcome back to crop crunch time. Planting, early season weed control, early irrigations, fertilizing, everything that our area producers have accomplished up until now has only been the […]

Texas Plains: Crop Conditions Highly Variable with Lots of Pests to Choose From

🕔Aug 2, 2017General Status As par usual for 2017, field situations still depend greatly on which field you are in. Across Hale, Swisher, & Floyd we do not just have the good, […]

Texas West Plains: Crops Look Good, Limited Insect Presence

🕔Jul 28, 2017Current Crop and Pest Situation I am somewhat encouraged by the way many acres of crops have grown off here in July. And as I write this newsletter we have […]

Texas High Plains: Crops Dive Right into Heavy Management Mode

🕔Jul 25, 2017General Status Much like we felt last week, fields seem to be flying from a stage when concern and tender care were needed straight to heavy management required quite seamlessly. […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Conditions All Over the Place, Growers Finally Able to ‘Stop Putting Out Fires’

🕔Jul 18, 2017General Status This morning at the Plains Cotton Growers advisory board meeting, Shawn Holladay’s thoughts were shared about the situation. “We’re finally to a point where we can stop putting […]

Texas West Plains: Cotton Almost at Bloom; 6 Points About Sugarcane Aphid

🕔Jul 7, 2017Cotton, what we have remaining, ranges from cotyledon stage (replant) to 13 true leaves with square set good with an average of 82%. I attribute most all missing squares so […]

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