Bt Corn: Tighter EPA Regulations Are Pending Sep 11, 2020

🕔Sep 11, 2020
This week the EPA released a draft plan that essentially overhauls many of the regulations around insect resistance management (IRM) in Bt crops grown in the “cotton belt”. There are […]

West Texas Cotton: Why Did We Have Fewer Bollworms This Year? Sep 8, 2020

🕔Sep 8, 2020
Dr. Suhas Vyavhare and I are conducting a very detailed experiment this year on some aspects of Bt corn. Part of the experiment involves putting 120 emergence cages on the […]

Texas Field Reports: Impact from Sugarcane Aphids on Sorghum Wanes Jul 22, 2020

🕔Jul 22, 2020
Grain sorghum producers are reporting sugarcane aphids in the High Plains, but the pest has made little impact on the Texas crop during 2020, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. […]

West Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Make Appearance Jul 14, 2020

🕔Jul 14, 2020
I found sugarcane aphid colonies on post-flowering sorghum today at the Experiment Station in Lubbock. An independent crop consultant reported to Blayne Reed this afternoon that he had just found […]

Corn: Know What You’re Buying in Your Hybrids – Handy Bt Trait Table Updated Feb 7, 2020

🕔Feb 7, 2020
The 2020 version of the Handy Bt Trait Table has just been published. This two-page quick reference guide lists the Bt and herbicide packages in all US field corn in […]

West Texas IPM: Sugarcane Aphids Arrive; Large Fall Armyworm Flight Jul 11, 2019

🕔Jul 11, 2019
Small colonies of sugarcane aphids have been found on grain sorghum in Lubbock and Hale counties in the last two days. Greg Cronholm, Independent Crop Consultant in Hale County, texted last […]

Texas: South Plains Scout School, Muleshoe, May 30 May 10, 2019

🕔May 10, 2019
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold the South Plains Scout School May 30 at the City of Muleshoe Training Facility, 303 S. Main St. in Muleshoe. The Scout […]

Texas Bt Corn: Resistance in Rootworms – What Can You Do? Nov 19, 2018

🕔Nov 19, 2018
The August 25th edition of this newsletter discussed how our mCry3a Bt corn was no longer able to control western corn rootworm in an area from Hart, Texas, north to the […]

Bt Corn: Single Toxin Varieties Withdrawing from Market Nov 15, 2018

🕔Nov 15, 2018
Dr. Chris DiFonzo, Entomologist at Michigan State University and author of the Handy Bt Trait Table, and I got a note from a corn seed dealer a couple of weeks […]

Texas: High Plains Ag Conference, Lubbock, Dec. 7 Nov 14, 2018

🕔Nov 14, 2018
The annual High Plains Ag Conference will be hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Dec. 7 and offer five Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units. The […]

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