Texas LRGV: Sorghum Harvest Underway, Few Pests in Cotton Jul 7, 2021

🕔Jul 7, 2021
General Situation Growers have been harvesting grain sorghum again this week working around the rain showers and I have heard reports of good yields in both dryland and irrigated sorghum […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Pests Largely Quiet Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
General Situation Very hot across the Valley this week. Last Thursday and Friday we had been rained out in most areas, but majority of the Valley has dried up with […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: 1st Bale of the Season Harvested Jun 19, 2020

🕔Jun 19, 2020
General Situation Muddy this week in the Valley in some areas as we were dodging rain to scout. Grain sorghum harvest has been stalled in some areas due to random […]

Texas LRGV: Verde Plant Bugs Migrating from Sorghum to Cotton Jun 12, 2020

🕔Jun 12, 2020
General Situation Very hot in the Lower Rio Grande Valley with temperatures in the high 90s reaching heat indexes of 101. Good for harvest though this week as several growers […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Whiteflies on the Rise, Plant Bugs Present Jun 5, 2017

🕔Jun 5, 2017
Incredibly hot down here in the Lower Rio Grande Valley so stay hydrated as you work your fields and monitor your crops. Temperatures have been reaching 100oF a few times […]

Texas Upper Coast Cotton: Stink Bugs, Verdes, and Bollworms Jun 5, 2017

🕔Jun 5, 2017
This week has been a bit muddy, so I’ve been in and out of the field. The rain has perked up a lot of our cotton and corn, and we […]

Texas Mid-Coast Cotton: Keep Watch for Fleahoppers Til 1st Bloom May 29, 2017

🕔May 29, 2017
Cotton maturity across the Mid-Coast ranges from half-grown square to near cutout. Pest insects to be aware of include cotton fleahopper, bollworms, stink bugs and verde plant bugs. Continue to monitor young cotton […]

Texas LRGV: Lots of Pests in Cotton, Be Scouting; Sorghum Being Harvested, Watch for Midge May 26, 2017

🕔May 26, 2017
General Situation Very hot, dry and muggy with temperatures in the high 90s during the day and high 70s during the night. Crops are cutting out with corn ready for […]

Texas Upper Coast IPM: Start Watching for Lygus; Sugarcane Aphids on the Rise May 22, 2017

🕔May 22, 2017
There are still cotton fleahoppers around this week. Treatments have been made for them in all three counties, and I was picking up more nymphs this week than I was […]

Texas Cotton: Monitor Mid-Coast Fields for Stink Bugs, Plant Bugs Jun 24, 2016

🕔Jun 24, 2016
Cotton maturity spans the gamut.  Field maturity ranges from 1/3 grown square to near cutout.  Monitoring for stink bug and Verde plant bug is important in cotton fields in bloom.  […]

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