Texas Mid-Coast Cotton: Squaring Fields May Have Fleahoppers

🕔May 16, 2018Cotton maturity ranges from 2-3 leaf to matchhead square and some fields have multiple stages of cotton. Fields with squaring plants should be inspected weekly for Cotton Fleahoppers. This can […]

Cotton – Southwest: Rain Would Help; Oklahoma Acres Up; RGV in Bloom – AgFax

🕔May 9, 2018Reports come to you from the cotton fields of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arizona. Waiting on a rain. Most West Texas growers are chomping at the bit to plant. With […]

Texas Cotton: Managing Early Season Pests

🕔Apr 25, 2018Cotton in the field is as old as 3-4 leaf stage. This year’s crop has already been through a lot of turmoil from high winds and blowing sand to cold […]

Cotton – Southwest – Weather Helping Most; Others Still to Wet – AgFax

🕔Jun 7, 2017Rain has boosted growing conditions in the Panhandle and South Plains as growers close in on final planting. Warmer temps, plus more shower potential this week should benefit early plant […]

Cotton – Southwest – Resistant Pigweed War Heats Up with the Temperatures – AgFax

🕔Jul 14, 2016Temperatures hit 108 in Amarillo on Monday (7/11) with a “cooler” 101 degrees expected today (7/14). Some Panhandle-South Plains areas have seen 110 degrees this week, which created a tough […]

Cotton – Southwest – Wet, Frustrated, Delayed and Arizona is Really Hot – AgFax

🕔Jun 1, 2016It’s wet from the Texas Gulf Coast to Kansas. Storm after storm has drenched much of the Southwest cotton growing territory this past week. Cotton is “surviving, not thriving” said […]

Cotton Southwest – Defoliation; Weather; Aphids – AgFax

🕔Aug 19, 2015Cooler temperatures and more rain potential are upping the odds for more disease as the crop comes into the home stretch in West Texas. An ugly El Nino, aptly named […]

Cotton – Southwest: Calling All Sprayers, Hoes, Cultivators – AgFax

🕔Jul 15, 2015‘Oklahoma is OK!’ says the musical lyrics. And Randy Boman, OSU cotton specialist, agrees – “There’s no telling how much cotton we can make if we get a good rain […]

Cotton in the Southwest: ‘Raining Like a Son of a Gun’ – AgFax

🕔Jun 17, 2015Don’t mess with Bill!  Tropical storm Bill is bringing even more heavy rain to parts of Texas still recovering from May floods. Much of Oklahoma is also getting drenched.  Verde […]

Cotton in the Southwest: PGRs – Do You Need Them This Year? – AgFax

🕔Aug 6, 2014When do I apply PGRs? Randy Boman, OSU specialist, says there’s no PGR crystal ball, “but if we get more showers, we’ll need help to hold the growth back.”



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