Cotton – Southwest – Rain Gives Dryland Crop a Needed Boost – AgFax

🕔Aug 10, 2016Much needed rain has fallen on the Panhandle/South Plains cotton crop since our last report, which certainly gave a positive boost to this week’s comments. Moisture also made its way […]

Cotton – Southwest – Sure Could Use a Soaking Rain; Hoods, Hoes Go After Weeds – AgFax

🕔Jul 27, 2016The price of cotton at 73 cents-plus  has switched the irrigation pumps from lower priced corn fields into some higher valued cotton acres. Read comments from Ryan Roberts.

Cotton – Southwest – Resistant Weeds; Sting Bugs; 1st Bale of 2016 – AgFax

🕔Jun 22, 2016Herbicide resistant weeds were on the minds of several of our crop advisors in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas this week. Some fields have kochia that’s so hardy the hooded sprayers […]

Cotton – Southwest – Wet and Messy Planting Delays, But Also Good Weather News

🕔May 25, 2016Southwest cotton growers saw an assortment of weather conditions this week – from muddy fields that looked swampy enough for a bullfrog party all the way to hail storms so […]

Southwest Cotton – From Blooming to Waiting to Plant – AgFax

🕔May 4, 2016The first cotton blooms were seen last week in Rio Grande Valley fields. That’s the good news! The bad news: white flies, spider mites, aphids and fleahoppers are showing up […]

Cotton – Southwest: Rain Would Help Prevent Some “Chunking Bolls” – AgFax

🕔Aug 26, 2015There’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: Hot – Fast; Hoeing Costs – AgFax

🕔Jul 29, 2015Furnace 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 […]

Southwest Cotton: Better Planting Days; Pull Out the Hooded Sprayers

🕔Jun 10, 2015Glyphosate resistant Kochia and Russian Thistle will increase the need for better plant management in the northern Panhandle.  Good stands are sprouting on the South Plains, but weed management remains […]

Cotton Southwest: Weather Delays Mean Fewer Planted Acres – AgFax

🕔May 27, 2015Weather delays are potentially taking out more cotton acres. Growers, who have already put down cotton-only preemergent products, are faced with limited crop alternatives.  Insects have been relatively light so […]

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