Texas Plains Cotton: Thrips Resurgence; Scout for Fleahoppers, Lygus

🕔Jun 19, 2018General Status Showers continue to cross our region, the latest round this week leaving the gift of between 0.3” and nearly 2” with most of our fields getting around 0.75”. […]

USDA Crop Progress – Corn Rated Highest in 2 Decades – DTN

🕔Jun 19, 2018The percentage of the U.S. corn crop rated in good-to-excellent condition improved slightly last week and is currently the highest in at least 20 years, according to the USDA National […]

Farm Policy: China Targets U.S. Corn, Soybeans in Tariff Retaliation

🕔Jun 18, 2018Bloomberg News reported on Friday that, “Trade tensions between the U.S. and China ratcheted higher after the Asian nation said it will follow through on plans to levy tariffs on a range […]

Texas LRGV Crops: First Cotton Bolls; Insects Picking Up Speed

🕔Jun 15, 2018This week we have seen some rain showers here and there. Some rain is forecast for next week as well.  The rain will help out those cotton growers having trouble […]

Oklahoma Crops: Section 18 for Transform Use in Cotton and Sorghum.

🕔Jun 15, 2018Much needed rain has falling over most of the state with the exception of some areas. The forecast is calling for rain and cooler temperature starting from Sunday June 17 […]

West Texas Corn, Sorghum: Fall Armyworm Numbers Spike

🕔Jun 14, 2018It is mid-June, and I am pleased to report that there have not been any serious insect problems in corn and sorghum yet. Well, let me temper this by saying […]

Texas Field Reports: Ideal Conditions for Cantaloupe, Watermelons

🕔Jun 13, 2018Conditions have been ideal for cantaloupe and watermelon growers as the Fourth of July nears, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Uvalde, […]

WASDE Coarse Grains: Lower U.S. Corn Stocks

🕔Jun 12, 2018This month’s 2018/19 U.S. corn outlook is for reduced beginning stocks, lower feed and residual use, greater corn used for ethanol production, and lower ending stocks. Beginning stocks are down […]

Oklahoma Cotton, Sorghum: Transform Receives Emergency Use Permits

🕔Jun 12, 2018The EPA has granted Oklahoma a Section 18 Emergency Use Permit (EUP) for Transform WG to control plant bugs in cotton, and in sorghum, to control sugarcane aphid during the […]

Wheat, Soy Export Sales Bearish – DTN

🕔Jun 8, 2018This week’s export sales report should be viewed as bearish for wheat and soybeans and neutral for corn and milo, according to DTN Analyst Todd Hultman. Weekly export sales of […]

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