Texas Blacklands Cotton: Thrips on the Rise, Watch for Emerging Weeds May 7, 2022

🕔May 7, 2022
GENERAL: Another good area wide rain event came this week and brought as much as 3” to parts of the area. Prior to the rain insect activity in cotton was […]

Texas Blacklands: Widespread Rains Aid Crops May 2, 2022

🕔May 2, 2022
GENERAL The area wide soaking we have been hoping for, finally arrived earlier this week. The recent rains will help wheat finish out the crop and keep the corn and […]

Texas Blacklands: Cotton Starting to Emerge; Hessian Fly, Rust Diseases in Wheat Apr 20, 2022

🕔Apr 20, 2022
GENERAL: Most of the area received another timely rain event that will help finish the wheat crop, keep the corn crop growing, and provide enough soil moisture to get cotton […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Foliar Diseases and Premature Defoliation an Arising Issue Aug 24, 2021

🕔Aug 24, 2021
GENERAL A much-needed rain for cotton came this past weekend and the first part of this last week and should provide enough moisture to finish out the cotton crop. The […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Aphids, Stink Bugs Starting to Appear Aug 16, 2021

🕔Aug 16, 2021
GENERAL Finally, our temperatures are more normal and conducive for cotton boll development, and some area cotton fields could use a rain to help retain some late blooming fruit. There […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Some Stink Bug Damage, Low Numbers of Bollworms, Aphids Jul 31, 2021

🕔Jul 31, 2021
GENERAL: Cotton in the area is still blooming and setting fruit, but some area cotton fields are quickly approaching cutout. Aphids have returned to some area fields, but currently populations […]

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 Blacklands Cotton: Pest Activity Remains High Jul 7, 2021

🕔Jul 7, 2021
GENERAL Cotton fields are progressing nicely, and have a good square set especially for being in waterlogged soils for almost the entire month of May. I did start picking up […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Fleahopper, Aphid Populations Explode Jun 15, 2021

🕔Jun 15, 2021
GENERAL Dry and warmer weather is finally moved into the area during the middle of this past week and has allowed for wheat harvest to ramp up and cotton growth. […]

Texas Corn: Managing Northern Leaf Blight May 27, 2021

🕔May 27, 2021
As was the case in the spring of 2020, the fungal disease of corn, northern corn leaf blight (NCLB), is again a concern in the spring of 2021. In most […]

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