Texas Plains: Cotton Needs More Heat Units, Sorghum Still at Risk from Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Oct 19, 2017General Status For the past few weeks or so we had been socked in with moisture and cool temperatures, only to finally come out of the pattern into frosty and […]

Texas Plains: Ideal Weather for Cotton Development, Sugarcane Aphids Still in Late Sorghum

🕔Sep 18, 2017General Situation The weather has been just what the doctor ordered for cotton this past week. Heat units are pilling in and the generally ‘late’ or ‘rank’ cotton is responding […]

Texas Plains: Heavy Insect Pressure in Late-Planted Grains; High Bollworm Numbers in Cotton

🕔Sep 8, 2017General Status I would love to say the pest pressure is winding down as we slip toward fall. The problem is, the pest pressure isn’t really winding down at all […]

West Texas Cotton: Scouting for Bollworms – Video

🕔Sep 5, 2017We are also still finding bollworms in our area cotton, with several fields reaching economic levels, especially in any non-Bt cotton.  Unfortunately, bollworms are notoriously hard to scout for.  Checkout […]

Texas: Soil Temperature and Successful Planting

🕔Apr 29, 2016Planting season is upon us, and many good producers are getting very antsy about getting into the field, especially our sorghum producers who need to get that crop started and […]

Texas Corn: Rains, Humidity Promote Increased Disease Development

🕔Jul 23, 2015Our above average rainfall this season has obliged most of our grain crops. Although many of our Hale & Swisher fields are later than we would prefer, irrigation systems have […]

Texas Wheat: Don’t Jump the Gun on Pesticide Applications

🕔Feb 4, 2015It has been a lagging end to the 2014 season.  Luckily pests have been fairly quiet in our area wheat allowing us to focus on finishing our cotton, corn, and […]

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