Loose smut is a fungal disease that is common in most wheat production regions across the world. Its incidence varies from year to year based on the environmental conditions at […]
GENERAL Wheat is starting to head out with some hard-red wheat fields starting to flower. The soft red wheat fields in the scouting program are in the boot stage with […]
In the past several years heavy outbreaks of rust on seedling wheat, especially stripe rust, have warranted and responded favorably to an early fungicide application. This year the disease is […]
GENERAL Corn is starting to be planted and soil temperatures plummet as a strong cold front moved through over the weekend into the early part of the week. Low temperatures […]
Custom harvesters are checking out the Kansas cotton crop. Stink bugs hit a 7-week run in far West Texas. Surely, they’re about done.
Hard Choices – Do I water the cotton or the peanuts? Bollworm pockets are here and there, a few in pima. Irrigated cotton is vacuuming up stink bugs around Waco.
Early defoliation is starting in the Corpus Christi area due to lack of moisture, and is ongoing in the LRGV. Harvest aid Thidiazuron is expected to be in short supply reports Gaylon […]
Crop injury due to herbicide drift is sparking notice from the Texas Department of Agriculture. Hot winds and high temps have been battering crops, especially where rain is so badly needed. Some coastal […]
Southwest Cotton Report from Agfax.com This week: It’s handwringing time. Making final planting decisions and/or herbicide spraying in the face of dry winds and little or no rain is weighing on […]
Thankfully, the Panhandle-South Plains area has a warm, clear weather forecast for the next 10 days, which will certainly help finish the late planted crop. New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arizona growers are looking […]