AgFax Southwest Cotton: Too Wet, Planting Stalled, Weeds Growing – Hit Replay May 9, 2019

🕔May 9, 2019
Planting remains in a rut. Priority One is getting seed in the ground. Wet fields are predominant over much of our coverage area, which goes hand-in-hand with weed concerns.

Cotton – Southwest – Bolls Popping – Dryland Yields Vary – AgFax Aug 30, 2018

🕔Aug 30, 2018
You can almost hear bolls “popping” in the dryland fields of Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. Yuma, Arizona, cotton growers are well into harvest while the crop is still pushing hard in the central […]

Cotton – Southwest – Water Choices | Coastal Bend Harvest | Bollworms – AgFax Aug 8, 2018

🕔Aug 8, 2018
Hard Choices – Do I water the cotton or the peanuts?  Bollworm pockets are here and there, a few in pima. Irrigated cotton is vacuuming up stink bugs around Waco.  

Cotton – Southwest – Pickers are Rollin’ | 114 Degrees | Brown Stinkbugs Tricky – AgFax Jul 25, 2018

🕔Jul 25, 2018
114 degrees in Waco – ‘nuff said. Texas-Oklahoma scorcher deluxe. Modules are turning up around Corpus Christi. Thanks to Josh McGinty for sharing a photo. Kansas growers are dealing with 2,4-D damage. Browns stinkbugs make […]

Cotton – Southwest – Irrigation Capacity No Match for Drought – W. Texas Jul 6, 2018

🕔Jul 6, 2018
Rain finally arrived in parts of the Panhandle and south Plains. Central Texas remains parched and dryland abandonment is high in west Texas.

Cotton – Southwest – Herbicide Drift | ‘Planting Rain’ | Shielded Sprayers – AgFax Jun 13, 2018

🕔Jun 13, 2018
Crop injury due to herbicide drift is sparking notice from the Texas Department of Agriculture. Hot winds and high temps have been battering crops, especially where rain is so badly needed. Some coastal […]

Cotton – Southwest – Rain – More Planting – Thrips Swarm – Weed Resistance – AgFax May 24, 2018

🕔May 24, 2018
Scattered reports of rain helped spur planting into full swing across west Texas and parts of Oklahoma. But moisture is still needed for putting seeds into dryland fields, especially in Kansas.

Cotton – Southwest: The “D” Word is Back; Weeds Cranking Up – AgFax May 2, 2018

🕔May 2, 2018
Extended drought has growers praying for any sign of moisture in most of West Texas, the Panhandle and southwestern Oklahoma. They’re desperate. It’s been more than six months since many enjoyed […]

AgFax Southwest Cotton: Harvey Damage Reports Trickle In Aug 31, 2017

🕔Aug 31, 2017
Conservative estimates are that Harvey wiped out unharvested fields representing a potential loss of 400,000-plus cotton bales. Nearly all of the 200,000 acres lost in the Upper Coast were loaded with […]

AgFax Cotton Southwest: Thankful for Rain – Here Come the Weeds Aug 2, 2017

🕔Aug 2, 2017
Rain and cool temperatures have blessed the Panhandle, South Plains and eastern New Mexico. Some areas have topped 8 inches with more expected later this week.  Fields in southwestern Oklahoma could […]

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