West Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Make Appearance Jul 14, 2020

🕔Jul 14, 2020
I found sugarcane aphid colonies on post-flowering sorghum today at the Experiment Station in Lubbock. An independent crop consultant reported to Blayne Reed this afternoon that he had just found […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Beneficial Rains, Insects Creeping Up Jul 14, 2020

🕔Jul 14, 2020
General Status A very hot one from mid-week on and into the forecast. And the area finally received some beneficial rainfall last weekend/early this week. It seems amounts varied by […]

Texas High Plains IPM: Fleahoppers on the Rise, Irrigation Critical – Podcast Jul 9, 2020

🕔Jul 9, 2020
Fleahopper increasing in cotton, a few lygus, false chinch bug lower, some PGRs going out. Irrigation critical, wheat stubble sucking water out of the ground. A few spider mites in […]

Texas Blacklands: Insects on the Rise, Watch for Fleahoppers, Spider Mites Jun 9, 2020

🕔Jun 9, 2020
GENERAL: Wheat harvest across the area is almost finished with yield reports still ranging from upper 40 bushels per acre to as much as the low 60 bushels per acre. […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Limited Insect Pressure Except Along River Jun 1, 2020

🕔Jun 1, 2020
General Situation We have had scattered showers this week throughout the Valley seeing puddles for days for the first time in a long while. With all the showers combined it […]

Texas LGRV Cotton: Heavy Whitefly, Aphid Populations May 15, 2020

🕔May 15, 2020
General Situation Very hot and dry in the Valley this week with scattered traces of rainfall in some areas. The heavy rainfall from this past weekend was mainly on the […]

Texas LRGV IPM: Increasing Fleahopper, Sugarcane Aphid Pressure May 8, 2020

🕔May 8, 2020
This week in cotton saw many fields in full bloom and many fields are squaring nicely. There is some later planted cotton just barely putting on pinhead squares. Many fields […]

Texas LRGV: Hot, Dry Conditions Hurting Crops May 5, 2020

🕔May 5, 2020
General Situation Still hot and still dry. If you look at the heat unit graph comparing this year 2020, to the last three years you can see we are significantly […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Thirsty Crops, Quiet Pests Apr 24, 2020

🕔Apr 24, 2020
General Situation Another very hot week in the Valley as many crops were thirsty for water. I saw many fields of cotton, corn and grain sorghum being set up for […]

Kentucky Sweet Sorghum: Section 18 for Approved for Sivanto Prime Apr 22, 2020

🕔Apr 22, 2020
Once again, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a Section 18 Emergency Exemption for Sivanto Prime use against sugarcane aphid on sweet sorghum in 2020. This is the fifth year […]

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