Cotton – Southwest – Harvest Delays; El Nino Fears – ‘Get in, get defoliated, get it out.’ – AgFax Sep 16, 2015

🕔Sep 16, 2015
An open fall continues over most of West Texas and southwestern Oklahoma – just what the doctor ordered. But harvest delays are pressing in on central and southern Texas cotton […]

Cotton – Southwest: Rain Would Help Prevent Some “Chunking Bolls” – AgFax Aug 26, 2015

🕔Aug 26, 2015
There’s plenty of defoliation talk – either happening or starting in a couple of weeks. Growers are chomping at the bit to get this season behind them.    The need […]

Cotton – Southwest : Weed Battles – Hoe Crews Weary; Insects Active Aug 12, 2015

🕔Aug 12, 2015
Insect traffic report: Verde plant bugs, brown stink bugs, leaf-footed bugs remain in the picture on coastal areas. Lygus are threatening to invade fields in parts of the South Plains. […]

Cotton – Southwest Crop Looks Pretty Good; PGRs Getting Workout – AgFax Aug 5, 2015

🕔Aug 5, 2015
This week’s edition of Southwest Texas Cotton: August 6, 2015: Good rains continue in the Panhandle-South Plains area where dryland fields are soaking up both moisture and needed heat units. […]

Cotton Southwest: Hot – Fast; Hoeing Costs – AgFax Jul 29, 2015

🕔Jul 29, 2015
Furnace like temperatures are doubling down on the Coastal Bend crop with its shallow root systems resulting from the cold, wet spring.  Hoeing crew costs are adding up fast, and […]

Cotton – Southwest: More Bugs. More Weeds. More Costs. – AgFax Jul 21, 2015

🕔Jul 21, 2015
First reported cotton bale last week in Harlingen. See details in our News Links below.  It’s definitely insect season. Fleahoppers are hitting thresholds in West Texas, the Panhandle and Kansas. […]

Cotton – Southwest: Timely Rains Push Need for More Weed Control – AgFax Jul 8, 2015

🕔Jul 8, 2015
After good rains in May and early June, downpours in the past few days – 4 more inches for Lubbock (7/6) and 8 inches in Abiline (7/7) – have been […]

Cotton – Southwest: Insects Move In; Acres Drop, Except Oklahoma – AgFax Jul 1, 2015

🕔Jul 1, 2015
USDA dropped the low cotton acres bomb on Tuesday (6/30). Don Shurley, Cotton Economist University of Georgia, said, “The estimate is 8.998 million acres; lower than even the lowest of […]

Cotton in the Southwest: ‘Raining Like a Son of a Gun’ – AgFax Jun 17, 2015

🕔Jun 17, 2015
Don’t mess with Bill!  Tropical storm Bill is bringing even more heavy rain to parts of Texas still recovering from May floods. Much of Oklahoma is also getting drenched.  Verde […]

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