Texas Plains: Crops Progressing Rapidly; Cotton Fruit Loss a Concern

🕔Jul 10, 2018General 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, 2018This 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, 2018General 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, 2017General 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, 2017According 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, 2017It 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, 2016General 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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