Texas South Plains Cotton: 4 Questions Regarding Lygus Aug 24, 2020

🕔Aug 24, 2020
1. At what stage cotton is safe from Lygus bug? No treatment is needed once cotton reaches 350 DD60s beyond cutout (5 NAWF). 2. What is the threshold for Lygus […]

Texas West Plains IPM: Critical Period for All Crops, Keep Scouting Fields Aug 6, 2020

🕔Aug 6, 2020
Cotton ranges from just beginning to bloom with more than 6 nodes above white flower (NAWF) to past physiological cutout with 2 NAWF. Using our IPM scouting fields as a […]

Texas Plains IPM: Lygus Numbers Rise, Drought Stress Continues Aug 3, 2020

🕔Aug 3, 2020
General Status A few more rain showers visited most of our fields this last week, but again the real beneficial amounts were very isolated. In the area of Tulia, some […]

Texas High Plains Cotton: Bollworms, Lygus, Aphids – Podcast Jul 29, 2020

🕔Jul 29, 2020
Here’s this week’s Audio Podcast from your High Plains IPM AgriLife Agents (7:43 minutes) recorded on July 29, 2020. Cotton: Bollworm trap counts rising, Lygus at treatable levels in places, […]

Texas High Plains Cotton: Plant Bugs Widespread and Building Jul 24, 2020

🕔Jul 24, 2020
General Status This week we have had several isolated but beneficial rain clouds move through our area. These provided great relief without much damaging weather, but coverage was not very […]

Texas High Plains Cotton: Lygus Still a Threat, Be Careful with PGRs – Podcast Jul 23, 2020

🕔Jul 23, 2020
Here’s this week’s Audio Podcast from your High Plains IPM AgriLife Agents recorded on 07/22/2020. Cotton: Lygus still a threat, and some fleahoppers, be careful about PGR applications. Corn: spider […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Insects Slowing Down, Keep Scouting Fields Jul 17, 2020

🕔Jul 17, 2020
GENERAL: Hot temperatures moved in the area over the last week with some of the highest temperatures of the year occurring last weekend through the middle of the week. Thankfully, […]

Texas Cotton: Managing Lygus Bugs Jul 16, 2020

🕔Jul 16, 2020
The western tarnished plant bug (Lygus hesperus Knight) is one of several Lygus species that feeds on cotton terminals, squares, and small bolls. Adults are 1/4-inch-long, have a conspicuous triangle […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Beneficial Rains, Insects Creeping Up Jul 14, 2020

🕔Jul 14, 2020
General Status A very hot one from mid-week on and into the forecast. And the area finally received some beneficial rainfall last weekend/early this week. It seems amounts varied by […]

Texas High Plains IPM: Fleahoppers on the Rise, Irrigation Critical – Podcast Jul 9, 2020

🕔Jul 9, 2020
Fleahopper increasing in cotton, a few lygus, false chinch bug lower, some PGRs going out. Irrigation critical, wheat stubble sucking water out of the ground. A few spider mites in […]

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