Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Arrives on Southern High Plains – UPDATE

🕔Jul 12, 2018Blayne Reed 7/12 – A quick update to the sugarcane aphid population watch.  Yesterday I did find and confirm the aphid in northwestern Hale County on seed milo.  The population was […]

West Texas IPM: Sustained High Numbers of Fall Armyworm Moths

🕔Jun 20, 2018This week’s fall armyworm pheromone trap graph appears below. The 7-year average for this week of June is 110 moths per week. This week’s capture was 707. This does not […]

West Texas Corn, Sorghum: Fall Armyworm Numbers Spike

🕔Jun 14, 2018It is mid-June, and I am pleased to report that there have not been any serious insect problems in corn and sorghum yet. Well, let me temper this by saying […]

Corn – Good News: Rootworm Trait Agreement; Corteva Agriscience and Monsanto – DTN

🕔May 18, 2018Corteva Agriscience, the newly formed agriculture division of DowDuPont, will license two insect traits from Monsanto, an aboveground Bt protein stack and Corn Rootworm III, which contains an RNAi rootworm […]

Texas Cotton: Wireworms in the High Plains a Threat to Establishment

🕔May 8, 2018After being alerted to some potential heavy wireworm populations in the area by Dr. Pat Porter, District Entomologist, I have been making rounds behind the planter in some of the […]

Texas High Plains: Fall Armyworms are Complicated

🕔Apr 13, 2018We all respect fall armyworm as a significant threat to High Plains corn, sorghum and cotton, and that is why we run pheromone traps to assess the potential threat during […]

U.S. Corn BT Trait Table Updated for 2018

🕔Feb 6, 2018The Handy Bt Trait Table was updated in January 2018. The authors include Chris DiFonzo, Michigan State University, Pat Porter, Texas A&M University, and Kelley Tilmon, The Ohio State University. It list […]

Texas: Bt Corn Update, and New Bt Trait Table Published

🕔Dec 11, 2017As final seed purchases are being made in the Texas Panhandle, here is a brief update on the status of Bt corn. But before your eyes glaze over from the […]

Texas Corn: Fumonisin Levels and Insect Damage

🕔Oct 10, 2017I am not smart enough to be a Plant Pathologist, and in fact had two courses in it in college and still don’t understand it. The classic “disease triangle” taught […]

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids, Headworms, and Midge

🕔Aug 28, 2017We have been closely monitoring sugarcane aphid numbers at the Lubbock Experiment Station and hoping the rain would knock them down. Unfortunately this has not happened, and our untreated plants […]

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