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    Kansas Sorghum: Be on Look for Midge, Sugarcane Aphids Aug 9, 2022

    🕔Aug 9, 2022
    While there’s no reason for alarm, a pair of Kansas extension agents are at least urging the state’s sorghum producers to be on the lookout for a couple of pests […]

    Texas LRGV Pest Management: Sharp Increase in Plant Bugs in Cotton Jun 24, 2022

    🕔Jun 24, 2022
    General Situation Very hot and dry again this week in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Lots of work going on in row crops as Valley growers are doing everything from […]

    Texas LRGV: Cotton at Peak Bloom, Looks Clean; Lots of Midge, Headworms in Sorghum Jun 13, 2022

    🕔Jun 13, 2022
    General Situation Very hot and dry. The heat had us at about 98oF all week and with the heat index it made it feel like 106oF. Also, the wind was […]

    Texas LRGV Cotton: Chilli Thrips and Fleahoppers Jun 6, 2022

    🕔Jun 6, 2022
    General Situation Last week on May 24th we received 3-5 inches of rain valley wide with the McCook farmers unfortunately receiving significant hail damage to their row crops in the […]

    Texas LRGV Cotton: Aphids, Spidermites, and Whiteflies May 23, 2022

    🕔May 23, 2022
    Cotton Aphids, spidermites, and whiteflies. Still seeing some heavy cotton aphid pressure in some cotton fields along the coast and in the mid Valley that were either not treated and […]

    Texas LRGV Cotton: Aphids Numbers Down, Be on Watch for Fleahoppers May 16, 2022

    🕔May 16, 2022
    General Situation Same as last week: hot, windy, and dry. Dryland crops really starting to be affected, and even the irrigated crops are showing stress from lack of rain/moisture. Many […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: Lygus Remain Most Prominent Pest Aug 30, 2021

    🕔Aug 30, 2021
    General Status Hot and dry week. That is just what the doctor ordered for the late, lush cotton fields that received so much rain last week but not what the […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: Pests Mostly Quiet, Watch Late Fields for Fleahoppers Aug 9, 2021

    🕔Aug 9, 2021
    General Status All apologies for being late with this newsletter, but stomach viruses show no mercy. This week crops are advancing well although most fields still fall into the ‘late’ […]

    Texas Plains Pest Management: Few Immediate Threats but Keep Scouting Aug 2, 2021

    🕔Aug 2, 2021
    General Status It is no secret that our crops, particularly cotton, are ‘running’ late this year. Most feel we are about 10-14 days behind schedule. I am not in panic […]

    Texas LRGV: Cotton Insects Mostly Quiet, Keep Eyes Open for Sugarcane Aphids, Rice Stink Bugs in Sorghum Jul 30, 2021

    🕔Jul 30, 2021
    General Situation Harvest continued again this week for corn and grain sorghum as growers worked around some rain received on Wednesday. East part of the Valley received anywhere from 0.7” […]

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