Texas West Plains Cotton: Pests Mostly Quiet, Lygus on the Rise Aug 30, 2021

🕔Aug 30, 2021
Cotton has made good progress the last several days with generally 90-degree temperatures and mostly clear skies. I have received several calls about heat unit accumulation this year. I cannot […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Lygus Remain Most Prominent Pest Aug 30, 2021

🕔Aug 30, 2021
General Status Hot and dry week. That is just what the doctor ordered for the late, lush cotton fields that received so much rain last week but not what the […]

Indiana Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Reported In Southern Counties Aug 27, 2021

🕔Aug 27, 2021
The sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari), a relatively new pest of grain sorghum, forage sorghums, sudangrass, sorghum-sudangrass hybrids and Johnson grass, first detected in Indiana in 2016, is making its presence known […]

Texas Plains Pest Management: Lots Happening in Fields, Get Out and Scout Aug 25, 2021

🕔Aug 25, 2021
General Status Even with a timely, if not variable, rain this week, you would think we could take a sigh and relax for a bit. Traditionally this is the most […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Mostly Pest Free with Some Problem Pockets Aug 24, 2021

🕔Aug 24, 2021
Cotton ranges from 5 nodes above white flower to hard cut-out. Ideally cotton will be blooming out-the-top by now; because we have reached that point when the odds of a […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Aphids, Stink Bugs Starting to Appear Aug 16, 2021

🕔Aug 16, 2021
GENERAL Finally, our temperatures are more normal and conducive for cotton boll development, and some area cotton fields could use a rain to help retain some late blooming fruit. There […]

Texas West Plains: Potential Pest Storms Brewing Aug 16, 2021

🕔Aug 16, 2021
No RED ALERTS! Or anything like that at this moment. However, we do have some insect storms brewing which may have potential for crop damage and needing your attention. The […]

Texas Plains Pest Management: Insects Still Active but Few Passed Threshold Aug 16, 2021

🕔Aug 16, 2021
General Status Last week I would have stated that our crops are looking like some pretty good mid to late July fields, despite it being August. Now things are a […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Pests Mostly Quiet, Watch Late Fields for Fleahoppers Aug 9, 2021

🕔Aug 9, 2021
General Status All apologies for being late with this newsletter, but stomach viruses show no mercy. This week crops are advancing well although most fields still fall into the ‘late’ […]

Texas West Plains IPM: Sugarcane Aphids Confirmed; Keep Scouting Cotton Fields Aug 9, 2021

🕔Aug 9, 2021
The presence of Sugarcane Aphid (SCA) has been confirmed in grain sorghum in Hockley County as of Wednesday, August 4th. The field confirmed with SCA was planted first week of […]

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