Texas Plains Cotton: Variable Rains Do Little to Alleviate Drought Jun 7, 2022

🕔Jun 7, 2022
General Status Our status is double dry with a sprinkling of relieving rain on top. How much rain was received in the last few weeks varies from field to field, […]

West Texas Cotton: Insect Pest Guesses for This Strange Growing Season May 2, 2022

🕔May 2, 2022
As we begin this growing season where most of us have not had appreciable rain in over 200 days, it might be useful to review what things look like on […]

Texas Field Reports: Sugarcane Aphid Numbers Under Control So Far Aug 18, 2021

🕔Aug 18, 2021
The sugarcane aphid, a once devastating pest for sorghum producers, has been kept under control so far during the 2021 season by nature and science. From the Rio Grande Valley […]

Seed Treatments: Are They Really Necessary? Jul 16, 2021

🕔Jul 16, 2021
We live in a time of fake news; coverage designed to mislead and advocate one viewpoint. No, I don’t need any scientific citations to back this claim up; we all […]

West Texas Corn, Sorghum: Massive Fall Armyworm Flight According to Traps Jun 18, 2021

🕔Jun 18, 2021
Corn and sorghum withstood our severe weather quite well this spring, and most fields got a good start. The first cloud is now on the horizon because fall armyworm pheromone […]

Corn Rootworm Control with Friendly Nematodes, Online Presentation Feb. 18 Feb 3, 2021

🕔Feb 3, 2021
Texas A&M Extension Entomology has been conducting a joint research project with Dr. Elson Shields from Cornell University for the last four years. We have shown that persistent, insect-killing nematodes […]

Bt Corn: Phaseout of Most Hybrids Proposed Oct 1, 2020

🕔Oct 1, 2020
My recent post discussed the proposal by EPA to drastically change the resistance management regulations around Bt corn and cotton. You can submit a comment here before November 9th. The proposal is hard to find […]

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. […]

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