The Lower Rio Grande Valley was ransacked last weekend (7/25) when Hanna’s high winds and pounding rain ripped through the region destroying everything in its wake, including a promising cotton crop.
Rio Grande Valley cutout has growers seeing the end for the dryland crop. Dryland fields in the South Plains and far West Texas, where there’s been no rain, have farmers dusting-in seeds.
Bollworms are an issue in Bt cotton south of College Station. David Kerns heard of a BG3 field with 20% square loss.
Twisters threatened many on Monday (5/20). Flooding is an issue for some after 3 to 5-inch drenchings. “We’re back to sitting on our hands,” notes IPM Agent Brad Easterling.
The multi-county Northwest Panhandle Cotton Conference will be hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Jan. 23 at the Rita Blanca Coliseum, 219 Farm-to-Market Road 281, Dalhart. Producers […]
“We’re going to be buried in cotton.” – Rex Friesen, Kansas. “I have the cleanest fields I’ve ever had.” – Paul Pilsner, Texas Coastal Bend
“It’s a rarity to see weedy fields,” reports Wayne Keeling. John David Gonzales agrees – weeds have been a “non-problem” this season. Garden webworms love pigweed. That’s the good news. The […]
Unseasonably wet weather has Arizona growers smiling thanks to Pacific Hurricane Bud. New Mexico has also enjoyed good moisture. Rain is in the forecast for southwest Oklahoma where dryland is on the brink – it’s […]
West Texas drought continues. Temps pushing 100+ this week. Dryland acres desperate for moisture. Kerry Siders talks about it.
Extended drought has growers praying for any sign of moisture in most of West Texas, the Panhandle and southwestern Oklahoma. They’re desperate. It’s been more than six months since many enjoyed […]