The Lower Rio Grande Valley was ransacked last weekend (7/25) when Hanna’s high winds and pounding rain ripped through the region destroying everything in its wake, including a promising cotton crop.
Cotton maturity ranges from bolls popping around Corpus Christi to new germination in southern Kansas. More rain is needed west of I-35 and northward.
South Texas: It’s Soil Testing Time Sep 27, 2019
The 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 […]
Don’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) […]
We 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 […]
Larry 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 […]
The 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
Texas 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 […]
“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
Hard 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.