Cotton – Southwest: Tough Decisions; Blooming Expands – AgFax

🕔May 16, 2018Southwest Cotton Report from Agfax.com  This week: It’s handwringing time. Making final planting decisions and/or herbicide spraying in the face of dry winds and little or no rain is weighing on […]

AgFax Southwest Cotton: Rain Keeps Coming; August Hailstorm No Good

🕔Aug 16, 2017August is midway done and it’s been way too eventful in some areas. Excess rain followed by cooler temperatures that may slow things down a bit is causing concern over heat […]

Cotton – Southwest – Hail, Tough Winds Giving Growers He** in TX and NM

🕔Jul 12, 2017Hail and wind is the last thing cotton growers need at this stage of the game. Huge losses west of Lubbock — Hockley, Cochran and Lamb counties — were reported and […]

AgFax Southwest Cotton: Heat is On; Bollworm Alert – AgFax

🕔Jun 21, 2017Egg lays have the Blacklands and more southern areas on bollworm alert. Stinkbugs are also drawing sprayers to the field in some of our coverage area. Thrips are still a […]

Cotton Southwest – Irrigation Running; More Planting; First Time Growers – AgFax

🕔May 17, 2017Fleahoppers and thrips are on the radar in the Upper Coast and Lower Rio Grande Valley where dry weather is giving irrigation systems a workout. Beneficials are helping control the […]

Cotton – Southwest – Cool, Wet Panhandle; Bollworms; Re-Growth – AgFax

🕔Aug 31, 2016Rainy and cool best describes the weather over much of the Panhandle and South Plains this week. Rain in Oklahoma brought relief to dryland fields and helped make the pull-back […]

Cotton – Southwest – Rain Delays; 2,4-D Drift; Bacterial Blight – AgFax

🕔Aug 19, 2016Drenching rain has stalled crop development and harvest in much of our coverage area. The same massive cell that swamped Louisiana has now stretched across the Texas coast and into […]

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 Pigweed War Heats Up with the Temperatures – AgFax

🕔Jul 14, 2016Temperatures hit 108 in Amarillo on Monday (7/11) with a “cooler” 101 degrees expected today (7/14). Some Panhandle-South Plains areas have seen 110 degrees this week, which created a tough […]

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