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 […]

Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Conditions at Historical Highs – DTN Jun 30, 2020

🕔Jun 30, 2020
Corn and soybean conditions rose slightly last week and remain among the highest of the past decade, USDA NASS said in its weekly Crop Progress report on Monday. NASS estimated […]

Feed Grain Outlook: Lower Corn for Ethanol Reduces 2019/20 Use Jun 26, 2020

🕔Jun 26, 2020
2019/20 corn production is projected down 45.4 million bushels on reductions to harvested area and estimated yield. Diminished supply is largely offset by a 50-million-bushel decrease in corn for ethanol […]

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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