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

🕔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, 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, 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, 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 […]

Cotton – Southwest – Some growers just can’t get a break. – AgFax

🕔Jun 29, 2018Weather extremes in this week’s report. Heavy rain washed into coastal areas leaving muddy fields with anticipated weed flushes. Drought continues with dryland crop failure in far West Texas, parts of […]

Texas Sorghum: Stink Bugs and Headworms

🕔May 28, 2018Some sorghum fields across the Mid-Coast of Texas have been inundated with Rice Stink Bugs or Headworms; or in some cases, both stink bugs and headworms. Adding to this problem, I have received […]

Texas Mid-Coast Cotton: Fleahopper Numbers on the Rise

🕔May 25, 2018Cotton fields range from pinhead square to early bloom. Most fields are susceptible to cotton fleahopper damage and the potential for bollworm losses. We are finding cotton fleahoppers in numbers […]

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 […]

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