Texas AgriLife Sorghum Breeding Program Finds New West Texas Home

🕔Aug 21, 2019The longtime tradition of Texas A&M AgriLife having a sorghum breeding program in West Texas will continue, just in a new location, said Bill Rooney, Ph.D., Texas A&M AgriLife Research […]

Feed Outlook: Corn Crop Grows on Yield Increase

🕔Aug 21, 2019The 2019/20 U.S. corn crop projection is raised 26 million bushels this month as a 3.5-bushel-per-acre increase in yield to 169.5 bushels virtually offsets a 1.6-million-acre decline in harvested area […]

Texas Field Reports: Weather Swings from Extreme to Extreme

🕔Aug 20, 2019Weather went from extremely wet to extremely hot and dry across most of Texas, according to the Texas State Climatologist. John Nielsen-Gammon, Ph.D., College Station, said the weather turned from […]

Texas Plains Pests: Migratory Bollworms Remain an Uncertainty

🕔Aug 20, 2019General Status Very little has changed over the past week in weather or pest status with crops, mites, and aphids only getting ‘hotter.’ A change in the weather during crunch […]

Gap Growing Between Irrigated, Rainfed Crop Yields

🕔Aug 20, 2019A 65-year comparative analysis between U.S. yields of irrigated and rainfed crops has sounded a message to farmers, land managers and policymakers: Mind the gap. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Suat […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Insects Scarce but Keep Scouting

🕔Aug 16, 2019Cotton ranges from 8 nodes above white flower (very late cotton) to O nodes above white flower (blooming out the top). Ideally your cotton would be the latter, because we […]

Texas Field Reports: Pecan Crop Below Average Amid Challenges

🕔Aug 13, 2019Texas pecan growers could expect another subpar year despite good moisture early in the 2019 season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension fruit […]

Georgia Sorghum: 3 Considerations for Planting After Reflex Treated Watermelons

🕔Aug 13, 2019Been getting a few questions about planting grain sorghum following watermelons that were previously treated with Reflex.  Here are a few things to think about: 1. The “official and legal” […]

Texas Plains Pests: Cotton Quiet; Sugarcane Aphids, Banks Grass Mite Active in Grains

🕔Aug 12, 2019This week has been both very quiet and manic at the same time. Not much has developed on the pest side for cotton this week, while sugarcane aphids and Banks […]

Kansas Sorghum: Keep Beneficials in Mind When Spraying Headworms, Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Aug 9, 2019A crop entomologist at Kansas State University is urging sorghum growers to be patient as they consider options for protecting this year’s crop from damaging pests. Jeff Whitworth says that […]

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