Cotton – Southwest: Weed Wake-Up Call; Boll Weevil Sprays Jul 5, 2017

🕔Jul 5, 2017
This past weekend’s rain is expected to wake up the weeds and test post residual applications. Hoe crews are active and more teams are expected to move into the fields. […]

Southwest Cotton: Weather Delays; Weed Decisions – AgFax May 3, 2017

🕔May 3, 2017
Christmas weather in April was not welcomed by northern Panhandle growers who were hit with up to 6 inches of snow, rain and temperatures down to 28 degrees.

Cotton – Southwest – Cool, Wet Panhandle; Bollworms; Re-Growth – AgFax Aug 31, 2016

🕔Aug 31, 2016
Rainy and cool best describes the weather over much of the Panhandle and South Plains this week. Rain in Oklahoma brought relief to dryland fields and helped make the pull-back […]

Cotton – Southwest – Need Rain and a Heat Break – AgFax Aug 3, 2016

🕔Aug 3, 2016
We continue to hear about persistent high temperatures and dry weather stressing the cotton crop in many parts of Texas. In fact, 8 out of our 13 contacts commented on […]

Cotton – Southwest – Bugs Everywhere; Resistant Pigweed Won’t Stop – AgFax Jun 29, 2016

🕔Jun 29, 2016
The cotton crop bug zoo is open for business and there’s more than plenty for everyone. Stink bugs and lygus are jumping from corn to cotton, while fleahoppers are entering […]

Cotton – Southwest – Wet, Frustrated, Delayed and Arizona is Really Hot – AgFax Jun 1, 2016

🕔Jun 1, 2016
It’s wet from the Texas Gulf Coast to Kansas. Storm after storm has drenched much of the Southwest cotton growing territory this past week. Cotton is “surviving, not thriving” said […]

Cotton – Southwest: Heat Units Still Needed; Harvest Begins – AgFax Sep 2, 2015

🕔Sep 2, 2015
Harvest yields along the Upper Gulf Coast are up to 1.5 bales, topping off a below average year. Early upland picking around Yuma, Arizona, hit 3.5 bales to the acre. […]

Cotton – Southwest Crop Looks Pretty Good; PGRs Getting Workout – AgFax Aug 5, 2015

🕔Aug 5, 2015
This week’s edition of Southwest Texas Cotton: August 6, 2015: Good rains continue in the Panhandle-South Plains area where dryland fields are soaking up both moisture and needed heat units. […]

Cotton – Southwest: Timely Rains Push Need for More Weed Control – AgFax Jul 8, 2015

🕔Jul 8, 2015
After good rains in May and early June, downpours in the past few days – 4 more inches for Lubbock (7/6) and 8 inches in Abiline (7/7) – have been […]

Southwest Cotton: Better Planting Days; Pull Out the Hooded Sprayers Jun 10, 2015

🕔Jun 10, 2015
Glyphosate resistant Kochia and Russian Thistle will increase the need for better plant management in the northern Panhandle.  Good stands are sprouting on the South Plains, but weed management remains […]

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