Texas Field Reports: Fall Armyworms on the March Jul 22, 2021

🕔Jul 22, 2021
Cooler temperatures and widespread rain events across Texas have forage and crop producers scrambling to fight armyworms, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Vanessa Corriher-Olson, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension forage […]

Southwest Cotton: Bollworms Below Normal Jul 22, 2021

🕔Jul 22, 2021
Bug pressure has decreased in much of the Southwest. But beware of bollworm, stink bug, Lygus, spider mite and fleahopper flare-ups as the crop approaches or hits bloom and nears cutout.

Texas LRGV: Watch for Whiteflies in Cotton; Sugarcane Aphid Numbers Building Jul 20, 2021

🕔Jul 20, 2021
General Situation This week we managed to scout in some farily dry fields but majority of LRGV is still very muddy due to the 8-12 inches received the previous week […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Fleahopper Pressure Remains Primary Concern Jul 19, 2021

🕔Jul 19, 2021
General Status Last night (7/15) the area received another rain event. According to Pivotrack Rain Page, areas south of Hale Center toward Abernathy received a 1/10 up to a 1/2 […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Insects Quiet but Keep Scouting Jul 19, 2021

🕔Jul 19, 2021
GENERAL Cotton across the area have developed nicely over the last two weeks with all the fields I am checking in the bloom stage. The recent rains over the July […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Blooms Starting, 4 Priorities for This Week Jul 19, 2021

🕔Jul 19, 2021
Again, we have been through the wringer the last several weeks. My prayer now is that we have good open weather from here on out with gentle, timely rains, and […]

Texas: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Winter Storms Jul 19, 2021

🕔Jul 19, 2021
This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. […]

Southwest Cotton: Pervasive Pigweed Pressures Southwest Cotton Jul 15, 2021

🕔Jul 15, 2021
Pigweed is winning in parts of our coverage area after widespread rain has hindered herbicide application programs. Weed specialist Peter Dotray reviews how timely residual herbicide treatments can hopefully tame pesky plants.

Texas South Plains Cotton: Increased Fleahopper Activity Jul 14, 2021

🕔Jul 14, 2021
There have been several reports of treatable levels of cotton fleahoppers in cotton. Herbicide applications and destruction of weed hosts is likely behind increased fleahopper activity in cotton at some […]

Texas Cotton: Management Following Inundated, Saturated Conditions Jul 14, 2021

🕔Jul 14, 2021
After a dry start to the 2021 Texas cotton growing year, most of the production regions around the state have received much needed relief to drought conditions. The Texas drought […]

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