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 Blacklands: Insects on the Rise, Watch for Fleahoppers, Spider Mites Jun 9, 2020

🕔Jun 9, 2020
GENERAL: Wheat harvest across the area is almost finished with yield reports still ranging from upper 40 bushels per acre to as much as the low 60 bushels per acre. […]

Texas LRGV IPM: Whiteflies, Fleahoppers, and Sugarcane Aphids on the Rise Jun 5, 2020

🕔Jun 5, 2020
General Situation Was a muddy week with the first half of the week being rained out of fields and barely getting in them to scout yesterday and today. I know […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Limited Insect Pressure Except Along River Jun 1, 2020

🕔Jun 1, 2020
General Situation We have had scattered showers this week throughout the Valley seeing puddles for days for the first time in a long while. With all the showers combined it […]

Texas Blacklands: Cotton Pests Relatively Quiet; Leaf Blight, Spider Mites in Corn Jun 1, 2020

🕔Jun 1, 2020
GENERAL Wheat harvest was well underway when rains over Memorial Day Weekend halted harvest operations. Wheat yield reports are ranging between 40 and 60 bushels per acre. The area corn […]

Texas LGRV Cotton: Heavy Whitefly, Aphid Populations May 15, 2020

🕔May 15, 2020
General Situation Very hot and dry in the Valley this week with scattered traces of rainfall in some areas. The heavy rainfall from this past weekend was mainly on the […]

Texas LRGV IPM: Increasing Fleahopper, Sugarcane Aphid Pressure May 8, 2020

🕔May 8, 2020
This week in cotton saw many fields in full bloom and many fields are squaring nicely. There is some later planted cotton just barely putting on pinhead squares. Many fields […]

Texas LRGV: Hot, Dry Conditions Hurting Crops May 5, 2020

🕔May 5, 2020
General Situation Still hot and still dry. If you look at the heat unit graph comparing this year 2020, to the last three years you can see we are significantly […]

Texas LRGV Cotton: Good Yields, Whiteflies Moving into Defoliated Fields Aug 16, 2019

🕔Aug 16, 2019
General Situation Weather in the Valley this week is rediculously hot but perfect for cotton harvesting! Everyday we have been reaching temperatures between 101oF and 105oF and even higher in […]

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