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 […]

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 […]

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