South Texas: It’s Soil Testing Time Sep 27, 2019

🕔Sep 27, 2019The Soil Fertility Experts at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service recommend soil testing fields for soil available nitrogen annually to a depth of 24 inches. The Mid-Coast IPM Program is […]

Cotton – Southwest – Bollworm Concerns | PGR Time – AgFax Jul 24, 2019

🕔Jul 24, 2019Don’t take your traited cotton for granted. Keep scouting. David Kerns is testing bollworms found feeding in Bollgard 3 plants. Stink bugs – green, conchuela, brown and the dreaded red banded (in soybeans) […]

Texas Mid-Coast Sorghum: Headworms, Stink Bugs, and Sugarcane Aphids Jul 5, 2019

🕔Jul 5, 2019We have been finding Rice Stink Bugs, Headworms and Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum fields  of the Mid-Coast of Texas. Scout sorghum using a 2-gallon bucket and beat heads into the […]

Cotton – Southwest – Freaky Weather | Bugs | What to Plant? – AgFax Jun 12, 2019

🕔Jun 12, 2019Larry Stalcup, Field Editor Debra L. Ferguson, Editor Many thanks to the PhytoGen Cotton Team for their continued support and sponsorship. Subscribe Texas weather? Freakish June “norther” adds insult to […]

Texas Mid-Coast Cotton: 3 Early Season Pests – Thrips, Fleahoppers, Aphids May 10, 2019

🕔May 10, 2019The oldest cotton in the Mid-Coast is squaring and the youngest is just emerging from the ground.  Pest management in early season is primarily focused on two or three insect […]

Texas: Small Grains Field Day, Egypt, April 17 Apr 4, 2019

🕔Apr 4, 2019Texas A&M Agrilife Extension will be hosting a Wheat Field Day at Krenek Seed near Egypt, Texas on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.  The Krenek’s have cooperated this year by providing […]

Cotton – Southwest – Clean Fields | Gins Up, Running | Kansas is Cotton Happy – AgFax Sep 5, 2018

🕔Sep 5, 2018“We’re going to be buried in cotton.” – Rex Friesen, Kansas. “I have the cleanest fields I’ve ever had.” – Paul Pilsner, Texas Coastal Bend

Cotton – Southwest – Water Choices | Coastal Bend Harvest | Bollworms – AgFax Aug 8, 2018

🕔Aug 8, 2018Hard Choices – Do I water the cotton or the peanuts?  Bollworm pockets are here and there, a few in pima. Irrigated cotton is vacuuming up stink bugs around Waco.  

Texas Mid-Coast Cotton, Soybeans: Watch for Stink Bugs in Late Fields Jul 20, 2018

🕔Jul 20, 2018While many fields are harvest ready, stink bugs are potential pests in the cotton and soybean fields that have yet to reach maturity. Cotton should be scouted for stink bugs […]

Texas Mid-Coast Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Found Above Economic Threshold Jun 29, 2018

🕔Jun 29, 2018While some sorghum fields in the Mid-Coast of Texas have already been harvested, the remaining fields should be inspected for Sugarcane Aphids (SCA). This week I have seen an increasing […]

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