Bt Corn: Tighter EPA Regulations Are Pending Sep 11, 2020

🕔Sep 11, 2020
This week the EPA released a draft plan that essentially overhauls many of the regulations around insect resistance management (IRM) in Bt crops grown in the “cotton belt”. There are […]

Cotton – Southwest – Yields and Crop Status, So Far – AgFax Aug 26, 2020

🕔Aug 26, 2020
Larry Stalcup, Contributing Editor Debra Ferguson, Editor Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Southwest Cotton, sponsored by the Southwest team of PhytoGen cottonseed. Subscribe Many thanks to the PhytoGen […]

Texas High Plains Cotton: Stink Bugs Remain Quiet Aug 24, 2020

🕔Aug 24, 2020
Cotton fields that have accumulated 450 DD60 (degree days 60) beyond cutout (5NAWF) are generally safe from an economic damage from stink bugs. Late planted and heavily irrigated fields with […]

Texas South Plains Cotton: 4 Questions Regarding Lygus Aug 24, 2020

🕔Aug 24, 2020
1. At what stage cotton is safe from Lygus bug? No treatment is needed once cotton reaches 350 DD60s beyond cutout (5 NAWF). 2. What is the threshold for Lygus […]

Cotton – Southwest – Late Season Scouting | Hanna’s Hard Hit on LRGV – AgFax Aug 12, 2020

🕔Aug 12, 2020
Herbicides. Pre-plant and residual applications have been key to control. But late-season culprits, especially pigweed seedlings, need to be taken care of quickly. With no Dicamba to lean on, Roundup and Liberty are the products of choice –or no choice.

Texas High Plains Cotton: Keep an Eye Out for Bollworms Aug 3, 2020

🕔Aug 3, 2020
The current spike in bollworm moth activity in our pheromone traps is from moths coming out of corn. These moths pose a substantial threat to cotton with majority of our […]

Cotton – Southwest – Quiet. Too Hot, Dry for Insects and Weeds. Jul 15, 2020

🕔Jul 15, 2020
Thermometers are popping up to 100-plus degrees in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma. And, in case you’re interested, Chuck Wilbur says 114 degrees provides about 30 “bonus” heat units daily.

Cotton – Southwest – Rain Would Help | Dicamba Alternative? Jun 17, 2020

🕔Jun 17, 2020
Hot, dry winds and lack of moisture made for common ground across the region this week. But that’s not to minimize insect pressure.

Cotton – Southwest – Weather Delays | Weed Battles Begin – AgFax May 20, 2020

🕔May 20, 2020
Heavy rains fell across fields in the Coastal Bend and Upper Coast. Parts of southwest Oklahoma are also wet with more rain forecast this week and next.

Cotton – Southwest – Yield Estimates | Resistance Concerns – AgFax Aug 28, 2019

🕔Aug 28, 2019
We’ve got plenty of yield estimates with a wide variance depending on planting dates and the weather. Everyone will breathe easier when the 2019 crop is a wrap.

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