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 […]

Georgia Sorghum: Crop Heading – Scout for Midge

🕔Oct 5, 2018Grain sorghum planted after watermelons are looking great. These are 15 inch rows with two different plantings because of rain. It’s starting to head out now, but is very early […]

Texas Plains: Pest Activity Picking Up with Moisture

🕔Aug 1, 2018General Status The humidity has been up over the past few days and the region has received a widespread rain event. I cannot say the rain was all we were […]

Texas Plains Crops: Drought Taking Toll on Plants and Pests

🕔Jul 24, 2018General Status The persistent drought conditions are taking their toll. Most dryland fields are already few and far between but the areas within Hale, Swisher, and Floyd that have received […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Plenty of Pests, PGR Decisions, Irrigation Needs

🕔Jul 17, 2018General Status Some beneficial rains did cross the area late last week and weekend with some minimal damage reported. These rains were welcome but far from filling our dry soil […]

Texas Plains: Crops Progressing Rapidly; Cotton Fruit Loss a Concern

🕔Jul 10, 2018General Status We remain hopeful for a soaking rain but recently the skies only like to send heat units. We certainly are racking up those heat units. Unfortunately, what corn […]

Texas Mid-Coast Sorghum: Watch for Midge in Blooming Fields

🕔May 21, 2018Sorghum fields across the Mid-Coast of Texas are beginning to bloom. These fields are susceptible to sorghum midge damage. The sorghum midge is one of the most damaging insects of […]

Texas LRGV Cotton, Sorghum: Dryland – Drought; Fleahoppers

🕔May 14, 2018General Situation For the majority of the Valley cotton and grain is coming along nicely but for those dryland farmers in Willacy County this has certainly been a rough year […]

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 […]

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