Texas Plains Cotton: Wireworms, Thrips, Drought Stress

🕔Jun 4, 2018Welcome 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, 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 […]

Texas Plains: Bollworms a Problem in Cotton, Sorghum; Diseases Flourish in Corn

🕔Aug 31, 2017General Status All apologies for this newsletter being late to those who faithfully look to this newsletter for regular pest status updates. In the mud and muck, not to mention […]

Texas Plains: Rains Cause Runaway Cotton, Hardly Hamper Field Pests

🕔Aug 23, 2017General Status Perfectly timed rains are rare in West Texas, especially during peak water use, but when they do come it seems we get too much of a good thing, […]

Texas Plains: Crop Conditions Highly Variable with Lots of Pests to Choose From

🕔Aug 2, 2017General Status As par usual for 2017, field situations still depend greatly on which field you are in. Across Hale, Swisher, & Floyd we do not just have the good, […]

Texas Plains: Crops Look Mostly Good Despite Challenging Season

🕔Jun 23, 2017General Situation We zipped through another scorching week of hot temperatures and limited rainfall. Still, I cannot say that our crops are in too bad shape. Of course, there remains […]

Texas Plains Pests: Thrips Pressure Variable in Cotton; Watch for Spider Mites in Corn

🕔Jun 16, 2017General Status I think many of us would argue with the NOAA drought map this week, while others would give it a disgruntled nod. That is how scattered or ‘personalized’ […]

Texas Plains: Weeds Flush; Heavy Thrips in Cotton

🕔Jun 13, 2017Little has changed in our situation from last week as we leave our chances of rain behind for a while and move into the oven. Most of our fields could […]

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