Texas Field Reports: Pecan Crop Expected To Be Hit-or-Miss Jul 15, 2020

🕔Jul 15, 2020
Texas pecan producers reported mixed crop expectations as they entered an important part of the growing season, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Larry Stein, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, […]

West Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Make Appearance Jul 14, 2020

🕔Jul 14, 2020
I found sugarcane aphid colonies on post-flowering sorghum today at the Experiment Station in Lubbock. An independent crop consultant reported to Blayne Reed this afternoon that he had just found […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Heavy Boll Loads, Late Season Thrips Jul 10, 2020

🕔Jul 10, 2020
General Situation/ Harvest Another very hot and windy week. This week we had temperatures ranging from 98 -101 F and our nights have been steadily at 78-80 F. We are […]

Texas High Plains IPM: Fleahoppers on the Rise, Irrigation Critical – Podcast Jul 9, 2020

🕔Jul 9, 2020
Fleahopper increasing in cotton, a few lygus, false chinch bug lower, some PGRs going out. Irrigation critical, wheat stubble sucking water out of the ground. A few spider mites in […]

Hubbs on Grain: USDA Surprises Drive Corn Prices Higher Jul 6, 2020

🕔Jul 6, 2020
The Acreage and Grain Stocks reports, released on June 30, produced some surprises for the corn market.  The drop in acreage spurred a rally in corn prices and injected some optimism into the corn outlook […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Insects Mostly Quiet, Weeds a Bigger Problem Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
Cotton ranges from 5 to 13 total nodes with square set very good at +80%. The scouts have been counting at most 5 first position squares. On average the first […]

Texas Field Reports: Summer Conditions, Forage Quality Can Reduce Cattle Gains Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
Don’t let the dog days of summer lead to declines in cattle herd performance, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Joe Paschal, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Corpus Christi, said livestock […]

Texas High Plains Cotton: More High Winds and Hail, Still Dry Jun 26, 2020

🕔Jun 26, 2020
General Status For another week, our fields were windblown and dry, unless hail stones fell. Although we did have a few days without constant high winds allowing some area fields […]

Grain Markets: Limited Elevation Capacity Supports Gulf Wheat Export Basis Jun 25, 2020

🕔Jun 25, 2020
A swift uptick in export demand for U.S. soybeans, corn and sorghum is limiting export elevation capacity out of the Center Gulf, which supports nearby Gulf export basis for all […]

Texas High Plains Cotton: Evaluating Wind, Hail Damage, Protecting Squares – Podcast Jun 25, 2020

🕔Jun 25, 2020
Wind/hail damage to cotton, protect square set from plant bugs and fleahoppers, grasshoppers in margins. Consider cotton PGR application, start fertility program. Corn and sorghum quiet, fall armyworm numbers increase […]

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