Texas Plains Pests: Increasing or Crashing, Depending on Crop Moisture

🕔Aug 20, 2018General Status Rain showers crisscrossed the region again in the past seven days bringing much needed moisture but unfortunately for several hotspots it came with severe and damaging weather too. […]

Texas Plains: Pest Activity Picking Up with Moisture

🕔Aug 1, 2018General Status The humidity has been up over the past few days and the region has received a widespread rain event. I cannot say the rain was all we were […]

Texas Field Reports: Pest Numbers Climbing in South Plains, Panhandle

🕔Jul 31, 2018Infestations of damaging pests are increasing on corn, sorghum and cotton crops in the South Plains and Panhandle, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist. Producers are monitoring […]

North Carolina Sweet Sorghum: Sivanto Prime Receives Section 18 for Sugarcane Aphids

🕔Jul 26, 2018As in 2016 and 2017, Sivanto Prime for control of sugarcane aphid on sweet sorghum has been approved for use in North Carolina during 2018. The label describing the specific […]

Kentucky Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphids Found in Woodford County

🕔Jul 25, 2018Last week, the first sugarcane aphids (SCA) of the year for Kentucky were found in Woodford County on sweet sorghum.  While only 5% of the leaves in the field were […]

Texas Plains Crops: Drought Taking Toll on Plants and Pests

🕔Jul 24, 2018General Status The persistent drought conditions are taking their toll. Most dryland fields are already few and far between but the areas within Hale, Swisher, and Floyd that have received […]

Texas LRGV: Some Whitefly in Cotton – Look Out for Armyworms in Sorghum

🕔Jul 20, 2018Cotton I’m still seeing whitefly pressure heavier along the river. Majority of cotton fields look pretty clean with only a couple whitefly adults. Started to see some of the first […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Plenty of Pests, PGR Decisions, Irrigation Needs

🕔Jul 17, 2018General Status Some beneficial rains did cross the area late last week and weekend with some minimal damage reported. These rains were welcome but far from filling our dry soil […]

Texas Sorghum: Sugarcane Aphid Arrives on Southern High Plains – UPDATE

🕔Jul 12, 2018Blayne Reed 7/12 – A quick update to the sugarcane aphid population watch.  Yesterday I did find and confirm the aphid in northwestern Hale County on seed milo.  The population was […]

Texas Plains: Crops Progressing Rapidly; Cotton Fruit Loss a Concern

🕔Jul 10, 2018General Status We remain hopeful for a soaking rain but recently the skies only like to send heat units. We certainly are racking up those heat units. Unfortunately, what corn […]

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