Texas LRGV Cotton: Thirsty Crops, Quiet Pests Apr 24, 2020

🕔Apr 24, 2020
General Situation Another very hot week in the Valley as many crops were thirsty for water. I saw many fields of cotton, corn and grain sorghum being set up for […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Thrips, Aphids, Spidermites, and Wind Apr 15, 2020

🕔Apr 15, 2020
This planting season on the gulf coast has ranged from a little dry to fantastic so far. Hopefully we’ll catch a few rains where we need them and get everyone […]

Texas Plains: Crops Progressing Rapidly; Cotton Fruit Loss a Concern Jul 10, 2018

🕔Jul 10, 2018
General Status We remain hopeful for a soaking rain but recently the skies only like to send heat units. We certainly are racking up those heat units. Unfortunately, what corn […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Lygus and Fleahoppers with a Side of Spidermites May 21, 2018

🕔May 21, 2018
This week I picked up two adult lygus bugs, one near the fairgrounds and one near La Salle. These insects can feed on cotton terminals, squares, flowers, and small bolls. […]

Texas LRGV Cotton, Sorghum: Dryland – Drought; Fleahoppers May 14, 2018

🕔May 14, 2018
General Situation For the majority of the Valley cotton and grain is coming along nicely but for those dryland farmers in Willacy County this has certainly been a rough year […]

Texas Plains: Heavy Insect Pressure in Late-Planted Grains; High Bollworm Numbers in Cotton Sep 8, 2017

🕔Sep 8, 2017
General Status I would love to say the pest pressure is winding down as we slip toward fall. The problem is, the pest pressure isn’t really winding down at all […]

Texas LRGV Cotton and Grain: Plenty of Pests Already Moving In May 5, 2017

🕔May 5, 2017
According to the Texas Boll Weevil Eradication program, 200,143.5 acres of cotton were planted and are growing in the Lower Rio Grande Valley this year, which is awesome. That is […]

Texas Cotton: LRGV Crop Maturing Well; Heavy Aphid Populations, Fleahoppers Building Apr 7, 2017

🕔Apr 7, 2017
It has been a very busy week. Conditions across the Valley continue to be dry, hot and windy. We did however receive a cold front this week which lowered temps […]

Texas High Plains: Hot Week Miserable for Farmers but Good for Crops Jun 24, 2016

🕔Jun 24, 2016
General Status While it has been a miserable week of high heat for hardworking producers and field scouts, it has been a needed week of recovery for our late or […]

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