Texas Plains Crops: Drought Taking Toll on Plants and Pests Jul 24, 2018

🕔Jul 24, 2018
General Status The persistent drought conditions are taking their toll. Most dryland fields are already few and far between but the areas within Hale, Swisher, and Floyd that have received […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Plenty of Pests, PGR Decisions, Irrigation Needs Jul 17, 2018

🕔Jul 17, 2018
General Status Some beneficial rains did cross the area late last week and weekend with some minimal damage reported. These rains were welcome but far from filling our dry soil […]

Texas Plains: Crops Progressing Rapidly; Cotton Fruit Loss a Concern Jul 10, 2018

🕔Jul 10, 2018
General Status We remain hopeful for a soaking rain but recently the skies only like to send heat units. We certainly are racking up those heat units. Unfortunately, what corn […]

Texas Plains Pests: Insects Flaring, Weeds Toughening Up in High Heat Jun 29, 2018

🕔Jun 29, 2018
General Status This week we have seen the return of some rather harsh hot and dry conditions. Most days the temperatures have been triple digit but if not, it was […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Irrigated Fields Look Good, Dryland Has Failed Jun 26, 2018

🕔Jun 26, 2018
After a hard-fought emergence battle, and some area rains, we are starting to see some green countryside in West Texas. It is a good to look across our irrigated fields […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Thrips Resurgence; Scout for Fleahoppers, Lygus Jun 19, 2018

🕔Jun 19, 2018
General Status Showers continue to cross our region, the latest round this week leaving the gift of between 0.3” and nearly 2” with most of our fields getting around 0.75”. […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Heat – Thrips – Stand Issues Jun 12, 2018

🕔Jun 12, 2018
General Status Hot and dry environmental conditions are still predominating our world and remain our main obstacle to overcome. Some of us did receive relief last night with the arrival […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Wireworms, Thrips, Drought Stress Jun 4, 2018

🕔Jun 4, 2018
Welcome to the 2018 growing season and another round of the Plains Pest Management Newsletter here to serve and update Hale, Swisher, & Floyd County with pest and crop updates […]

Texas Plains: Cotton Needs More Heat Units, Sorghum Still at Risk from Sugarcane Aphids Oct 19, 2017

🕔Oct 19, 2017
General 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, 2017

🕔Sep 18, 2017
General 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 […]

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