Texas Plains Cotton: When to Start Applying Harvest Aids? Sep 24, 2019

🕔Sep 24, 2019General Status We have received decent and substantial rainfall events since our last newsletter two weeks ago. This came too late to help our earlier planted corn and almost too […]

Texas Plains Pests: Cotton Passed Cut-Out; Mites, Aphids in Corn, Sorghum Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019General Status The summer scouting season starts to draw to a close without any notable bollworm migration, flights, or cotton infestation to speak of while Banks grass mites and sugarcane […]

Texas Plains Pests: Hot, Dry Conditions Keeping Activity Limited Aug 27, 2019

🕔Aug 27, 2019General Status Not much has changed again this week. We are still in a prolonged extremely hot and dry pattern. We have had a few below triple digit days due […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Keep Watching for Aphids Aug 23, 2019

🕔Aug 23, 2019For some, August has brought some rain showers which have helped. While others have received nary a drop. So, this patchwork of wet and dry has made it difficult to […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Potassium Deficiency Rearing Its Head Aug 23, 2019

🕔Aug 23, 2019GENERAL Triple digit temperatures have set in the area, causing stress on area crops. It has been almost a month since the county has received a good rain, and when […]

Texas Plains Pests: Migratory Bollworms Remain an Uncertainty Aug 20, 2019

🕔Aug 20, 2019General Status Very little has changed over the past week in weather or pest status with crops, mites, and aphids only getting ‘hotter.’ A change in the weather during crunch […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Insects Scarce but Keep Scouting Aug 16, 2019

🕔Aug 16, 2019Cotton ranges from 8 nodes above white flower (very late cotton) to O nodes above white flower (blooming out the top). Ideally your cotton would be the latter, because we […]

Texas Plains Pests: Cotton Quiet; Sugarcane Aphids, Banks Grass Mite Active in Grains Aug 12, 2019

🕔Aug 12, 2019This week has been both very quiet and manic at the same time. Not much has developed on the pest side for cotton this week, while sugarcane aphids and Banks […]

Kansas Sorghum: Keep Beneficials in Mind When Spraying Headworms, Sugarcane Aphids Aug 9, 2019

🕔Aug 9, 2019A crop entomologist at Kansas State University is urging sorghum growers to be patient as they consider options for protecting this year’s crop from damaging pests. Jeff Whitworth says that […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Pests Mostly Quiet, False Chinch Bugs on the Rise Aug 7, 2019

🕔Aug 7, 2019Despite some cooler days, we have had enough hot weather and time without rainfall to give us some clues as to our early damaged and cold shocked crops and whether […]

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