Texas West Plains Cotton: Pests Mostly Quiet, Lygus on the Rise Aug 30, 2021

🕔Aug 30, 2021
Cotton has made good progress the last several days with generally 90-degree temperatures and mostly clear skies. I have received several calls about heat unit accumulation this year. I cannot […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Lygus Remain Most Prominent Pest Aug 30, 2021

🕔Aug 30, 2021
General Status Hot and dry week. That is just what the doctor ordered for the late, lush cotton fields that received so much rain last week but not what the […]

Texas Plains Pest Management: Lots Happening in Fields, Get Out and Scout Aug 25, 2021

🕔Aug 25, 2021
General Status Even with a timely, if not variable, rain this week, you would think we could take a sigh and relax for a bit. Traditionally this is the most […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Mostly Pest Free with Some Problem Pockets Aug 24, 2021

🕔Aug 24, 2021
Cotton ranges from 5 nodes above white flower to hard cut-out. Ideally cotton will be blooming out-the-top by now; because we have reached that point when the odds of a […]

Texas Plains Pest Management: Insects Still Active but Few Passed Threshold Aug 16, 2021

🕔Aug 16, 2021
General Status Last week I would have stated that our crops are looking like some pretty good mid to late July fields, despite it being August. Now things are a […]

Texas West Plains IPM: Sugarcane Aphids Confirmed; Keep Scouting Cotton Fields Aug 9, 2021

🕔Aug 9, 2021
The presence of Sugarcane Aphid (SCA) has been confirmed in grain sorghum in Hockley County as of Wednesday, August 4th. The field confirmed with SCA was planted first week of […]

Texas Plains Pest Management: Few Immediate Threats but Keep Scouting Aug 2, 2021

🕔Aug 2, 2021
General Status It is no secret that our crops, particularly cotton, are ‘running’ late this year. Most feel we are about 10-14 days behind schedule. I am not in panic […]

Texas West Plains IPM: Mostly Quiet but Keep Your Eyes Open Jul 31, 2021

🕔Jul 31, 2021
Let me first start with grain sorghum and corn, since it is relatively easy to summarize right now. I have not confirmed sugarcane aphids (SCA) being found on grain sorghum […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Fleahopper Pressure Remains Primary Concern Jul 19, 2021

🕔Jul 19, 2021
General Status Last night (7/15) the area received another rain event. According to Pivotrack Rain Page, areas south of Hale Center toward Abernathy received a 1/10 up to a 1/2 […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Blooms Starting, 4 Priorities for This Week Jul 19, 2021

🕔Jul 19, 2021
Again, we have been through the wringer the last several weeks. My prayer now is that we have good open weather from here on out with gentle, timely rains, and […]

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