Texas LRGV Cotton: Good Yields, Whiteflies Moving into Defoliated Fields

🕔Aug 16, 2019General Situation Weather in the Valley this week is rediculously hot but perfect for cotton harvesting! Everyday we have been reaching temperatures between 101oF and 105oF and even higher in […]

Texas Field Reports: Alternative Crop Outlook a Mixed Bag

🕔Jul 30, 2019Alternative crops like sunflowers and sesame experienced a mixed year amid variable market conditions for the commodities that produce everything from oils to food products to viscosity enhancers used for […]

Texas LRGV: Cotton Being Defoliated; Sesame Harvest Nears

🕔Jul 19, 2019General Situation Another week of temperatures in the 100s and nights right at 80F in the LRGV. However, it seems there might be some potential showers forecasted for next week […]

USDA Payment Details: MFP Won’t Help if You Can’t Plant and There’s More – DTN

🕔Jun 12, 2019Farmers who are not able to plant a crop this spring will not get a trade-aid payment and should not expect higher payment levels than normal under prevented-planting insurance, according […]

Texas South Plains Cotton: Alternative Crop Options After Failed Planting

🕔Jun 7, 2019With continued rains in much of the Texas High Plains, many farmers are far behind on planting goals for cotton and some other crops.  Some farmers began indicating by June […]

Texas LRGV IPM: More Fleahoppers in Cotton; Sugarcane Aphids Take Off in Sorghum

🕔May 17, 2019General Situation Hot and muggy this week as the LRGV received some rain on Monday and Tuesday and a little on Wednesday. Harlingen, Raymondville and Weslaco areas received anywhere from […]

Texas LRGV Crops: Some Cotton Near Bloom, Keep an Eye on Resistance

🕔May 10, 2019Temperatures in the lower Rio Grand Valley were in the low to mid 90s but felt much hotter with the heat index. Many growers were seen cultivating, irrigating, and applying […]

Texas LRGV Crops: Insects are Light – So Far

🕔May 3, 2019Things are heating up, literally. This week we saw temperatures in the low 90s daytime and high 70s at night. Many growers fertilizing and watering their crops this week while […]

Texas LRGV: Cotton Planting Slowed by Cold; Corn Looks Good

🕔Mar 29, 2019Welcome back everyone for another growing season in the LRGV!  All county cotton and grain sorghum variety trials have been planted. A big thank you to our cooperating growers: Chuck McCutchen, […]

Texas: Red River Crops Conference, Childress, Jan. 23-24

🕔Dec 10, 2018The sixth annual Red River Crops Conference: Planning for Success, offering crop production information designed for Southwest Oklahoma and the Texas Rolling Plains, is set for Jan. 23-24 in the […]

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