Texas West Plains Cotton: Mostly Pest Free with Some Problem Pockets Aug 24, 2021

🕔Aug 24, 2021
Cotton ranges from 5 nodes above white flower to hard cut-out. Ideally cotton will be blooming out-the-top by now; because we have reached that point when the odds of a […]

Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Conditions Continue to Fall – DTN Aug 24, 2021

🕔Aug 24, 2021
U.S. corn and soybean conditions fell again last week, USDA NASS said in its weekly Crop Progress report Monday. The trade had expected conditions for both crops to hold steady. […]

Projected 2020 Price Loss Coverage Benefits Aug 20, 2021

🕔Aug 20, 2021
In USDA’s August update of 2020 PLC Payment Rates, wheat, peanuts, seed cotton, long-grain, and southern medium grain rice are projected to receive PLC payments. The final 2020 marketing year average […]

Texas Field Reports: Sugarcane Aphid Numbers Under Control So Far Aug 18, 2021

🕔Aug 18, 2021
The sugarcane aphid, a once devastating pest for sorghum producers, has been kept under control so far during the 2021 season by nature and science. From the Rio Grande Valley […]

Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Conditions Decline with Continued Drought – DTN Aug 17, 2021

🕔Aug 17, 2021
After holding mostly steady and even rising slightly the past few weeks, national corn and soybean conditions fell last week as the drought in Northern and Western regions of the […]

Texas West Plains: Potential Pest Storms Brewing Aug 16, 2021

🕔Aug 16, 2021
No RED ALERTS! Or anything like that at this moment. However, we do have some insect storms brewing which may have potential for crop damage and needing your attention. The […]

Texas Plains Pest Management: Insects Still Active but Few Passed Threshold Aug 16, 2021

🕔Aug 16, 2021
General Status Last week I would have stated that our crops are looking like some pretty good mid to late July fields, despite it being August. Now things are a […]

Mississippi Sorghum: When Is It Safe to Apply a Harvest Aid? Aug 11, 2021

🕔Aug 11, 2021
Many growers in the Midsouth apply a herbicide shortly prior to sorghum harvest to facilitate combine efficiency.  Although it is possible to harvest sorghum without using a harvest aid, understanding […]

Texas Field Reports: Prices, Conditions Promising for Peanut Growers Aug 11, 2021

🕔Aug 11, 2021
Texas peanut growers have favorable market and growing conditions, and with a little down-the-stretch cooperation from Mother Nature, 2021 could be a bumper year, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Pests Mostly Quiet, Watch Late Fields for Fleahoppers Aug 9, 2021

🕔Aug 9, 2021
General Status All apologies for being late with this newsletter, but stomach viruses show no mercy. This week crops are advancing well although most fields still fall into the ‘late’ […]

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