Texas Field Reports: Alternative Crops Provide Grower Options Aug 25, 2021

🕔Aug 25, 2021
Alternative crops like sunflowers and black-eyed peas experienced a mixed bag of production and market conditions this season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Some crops are showing […]

Texas LRGV: Aphids Skyrocket in Cotton, Keep Watch for Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum May 7, 2021

🕔May 7, 2021
General Situation Over the weekend many growers received some much-needed rain around the LRGV. Majority of Valley got anywhere from 1 inch to 2.5 inches with a handful of places […]

Texas LRGV: Aphids Active, Be Aware of Volunteer Cotton in Replanted Fields Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
General Situation This week we had temperatures in the low 90s during the day and 70s at night for the LRGV. Very windy majority of the week with wind gusts […]

Texas LRGV IPM: Heavy Thrips in Cotton, Otherwise Mostly Clean Apr 12, 2021

🕔Apr 12, 2021
General Situation Another windy week in the LRGV with wind gusts of 15 to 30 mph. We had one day, yesterday (Thursday) with minimal to no winds. It has been […]

USDA Announces Additional Direct Money to Farmers, Ranchers Impacted by Coronavirus Sep 18, 2020

🕔Sep 18, 2020
USDA announced today up to an additional $14 billion will be available for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Hanna Obliterated Crop, Tips for Stalk Destruction Aug 21, 2020

🕔Aug 21, 2020
General Situation/Cotton Very hot and little to no wind in the LRGV. The aftermath of Hurricane Hanna left majority of all the cotton in the valley destroyed. There is maybe […]

Texas Field Reports: Hurricane Hanna Damage Estimated at $400Mln Aug 11, 2020

🕔Aug 11, 2020
Hurricane Hanna came and went with little fanfare but left South Texas with almost $400 million in direct and indirect damages to agriculture, according to a report by Texas A&M AgriLife […]

Texas Cotton: Virtual CEU Training – Aug. 13 Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
Join Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Staff Holly Davis, PhD., Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist – Entomology,  and Danielle Sekula, Extension Agent – IPM, for the Virtual Training: Late Season Pests […]

Texas Field Reports: Hurricane Hanna Damage Estimates Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
Cotton producers in the Rio Grande Valley took a devastating hit from Hurricane Hanna, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Other row crops like corn and sorghum were harvested […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Heavy Whiteflies, Late Season Thrips Jul 23, 2020

🕔Jul 23, 2020
General Situation/ Harvest Time Weather continues to be incredibly hot in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Many growers were either applying the first or second round of defoliant this week […]

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