USDA Crop Progress – DTN

🕔Jul 17, 2018Good-to-excellent condition ratings for both corn and soybeans declined nationwide last week, according to the USDA National Ag Statistics Service’s weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. NASS estimated that 72% […]

National Sorghum Yield Contest, 2018 – Deadline December 1

🕔Jul 13, 2018Each year the National Sorghum Producers Yield Contest provides sorghum farmers with the opportunity to showcase their sorghum crop, competing with farmers across the Sorghum Belt. NSP would like to […]

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Arrives on Southern High Plains – UPDATE

🕔Jul 12, 2018Blayne Reed 7/12 – A quick update to the sugarcane aphid population watch.  Yesterday I did find and confirm the aphid in northwestern Hale County on seed milo.  The population was […]

Texas Field Reports: Cotton – Bollworm Emergence Causing Problems

🕔Jul 10, 2018Cotton producers who planted Bt pest-resistant varieties in some parts of the state are seeing damage from bollworms, so vigilant monitoring and management may be necessary to prevent losses, said […]

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 […]

South Carolina Cotton: Insect Pressure on the Rise – Scout Your Fields

🕔Jul 6, 2018Well, we have insects in cotton now, don’t we? Aphids, spider mites, plant bugs, early stink bugs, etc., are out there, especially in the earliest planted fields. Spider mites could […]

Kansas Corn, Sorghum: Chinch Bugs Attacking Stands

🕔Jul 4, 2018Wheat harvest around the district is progressing with some producers done! The rains have really helped the continued development of the corn and sorghum which is significant for combating against insect […]

Crop Progress: Corn, Soybeans Ahead of Pace; Conditions Decline Slightly – DTN

🕔Jul 3, 2018Despite another week of scattered reports of flood and hail damage to crops, national good-to-excellent condition ratings for corn and soybeans fell only slightly last week, according to the USDA […]

Texas Field Reports: Growers Facing Long, Hot Summer

🕔Jul 3, 2018Dry conditions continue to persist in much of the state as this summer is shaping up to be one of the hottest on record, according to the Texas state climatologist. […]

Texas Mid-Coast Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Found Above Economic Threshold

🕔Jun 29, 2018While some sorghum fields in the Mid-Coast of Texas have already been harvested, the remaining fields should be inspected for Sugarcane Aphids (SCA). This week I have seen an increasing […]

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