Cotton – Southwest: Rain Came But So Did Hail, Wind – Agfax Jun 28, 2017

🕔Jun 28, 2017
OVERVIEW Rainstorms rolled into parts of southwest cotton country bringing relief for many, but high winds and large hail left some damaged acres. Moisture amounts varied – less than an […]

AgFax Southwest Cotton: Heat is On; Bollworm Alert – AgFax Jun 21, 2017

🕔Jun 21, 2017
Egg 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 – Thrips Chow Down; Hi Temps Damage is Similar Jun 14, 2017

🕔Jun 14, 2017
NOT thrips. That’s what Kerry Siders has concluded about damaged leaves found in some Texas Plains cotton. When is a cotton plant like a piece of bologna? Read more of […]

Cotton – Southwest – Weather Helping Most; Others Still to Wet – AgFax Jun 7, 2017

🕔Jun 7, 2017
Rain has boosted growing conditions in the Panhandle and South Plains as growers close in on final planting. Warmer temps, plus more shower potential this week should benefit early plant […]

Cotton – Southwest Thrips Army Moving; Weeds are Breaking Through – AgFax May 31, 2017

🕔May 31, 2017
Thrips, thrips, and more thrips – armies of them are moving out of wheat and invading young cotton in some Panhandle and South Plains areas as stand establishment increases. Read […]

Cotton – Southwest: 6-Leaf Plants Up for Some; Cool, Wet Delays Others – AgFax May 24, 2017

🕔May 24, 2017
Panhandle, Kansas and southwestern Oklahoma farmers are dealing with planting delays where temps in the 40s and damp weather are not cooperating with good intentions. The South Plains could use […]

Cotton Southwest – Irrigation Running; More Planting; First Time Growers – AgFax May 17, 2017

🕔May 17, 2017
Fleahoppers 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: Pre and Post Herbicides Recommended; Dodging Weather – AgFax May 10, 2017

🕔May 10, 2017
Cotton growers are dodging showers across parts of the Panhandle and South Plains as they rush to get irrigated fields planted. Cool temps in the 60s and low 70s are […]

Southwest Cotton: Weather Delays; Weed Decisions – AgFax May 3, 2017

🕔May 3, 2017
Christmas weather in April was not welcomed by northern Panhandle growers who were hit with up to 6 inches of snow, rain and temperatures down to 28 degrees.

Cotton – Southwest – Bollworms, Stinkbugs, Re-Growth; Defoliation Picks Up Speed – AgFax Sep 14, 2016

🕔Sep 14, 2016
Bollworms and Stink Bugs are making late season appearances in the southern Panhandle and northern South Plains.  Re-growth is a big challenge where the rain just kept on coming, and […]

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