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 Blacklands: Widespread Wheat Rusts; Cotton Planting Mostly Finished Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
GENERAL Wheat across the area is progressing nicely and ranges from just finishing pollination in some of the earliest planted fields to head emergence is some of our later planted […]

Texas Blacklands Wheat: Insect, Disease Pressure Rise Mar 19, 2021

🕔Mar 19, 2021
GENERAL Wheat in the area has progressed nicely over the last two weeks and just about every field in the scouting program is at or past the jointing stage, with […]

Texas Blacklands Wheat: How Did the Arctic Blast Affect the Crop? Feb 26, 2021

🕔Feb 26, 2021
GENERAL More normal temperatures have returned to the area after about 8 days of subfreezing weather. The artic blast dropped temperatures to as low as -2°F in some parts of […]

Texas Blacklands Wheat: Crops Look Good, Keep Watch for Pests Feb 5, 2021

🕔Feb 5, 2021
GENERAL Wheat across the regions looks good, and pest issues are currently minimal. Many producers in the region have utilized the recent drier weather to top dress and spray weeds. […]

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