Texas Blacklands Cotton: Spider Mites, Bollworm Moth Numbers Rising Jul 7, 2020

🕔Jul 7, 2020
GENERAL Cotton across the area is growing nicely and some of our earliest planted fields are in peak bloom, and the rain early last week was timely. Insect activity has […]

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 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 Blacklands: Earworms, Armyworms in Corn; Sporadic Pests in Cotton May 13, 2020

🕔May 13, 2020
General Wheat in the area continues to dry down and I expect to see some fields harvested in the next 10-14 days. The corn crop is progressing along nicely, especially […]

Texas Blacklands: Fusarium Head Blight Concerns; Cotton Planting Begins Apr 30, 2020

🕔Apr 30, 2020
GENERAL Corn planting was winding down and cotton planting was starting prior to the rain moving through on Tuesday night. Some producers on the Western and Northern portions of the […]

Texas Blacklands: Corn Planting Picks Up, Limited Disease Pressure in Wheat Apr 21, 2020

🕔Apr 21, 2020
GENERAL Wheat continues to progress well with minimal disease issues. Insect activity in terms of true armyworms has increased over the last week, with more fields getting close to their […]

Texas Blacklands Wheat: Wet Conditions Favorable for Diseases Mar 31, 2020

🕔Mar 31, 2020
GENERAL Weather conditions across the area have remained wet over the last two weeks, creating a favorable environment for stripe rust, powdery mildew, and other fungal diseases like tan spot […]

Texas Blacklands: Weekly Rains Good for Wheat, Delay Corn Planting Feb 26, 2020

🕔Feb 26, 2020
GENERAL The area wheat crop looks good thanks to the weekly rains that we have been receiving that has delayed corn planting. I am starting to find a few tillers […]

Texas Blacklands: Wheat Looks Good; Preparing for Corn Planting Feb 12, 2020

🕔Feb 12, 2020
GENERAL Timely rains are occurring to help build our soil moisture profile as corn planting is quickly approaching, and wheat is starting to break dormancy. Wheat is in good to […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Potassium Deficiency Rearing Its Head Aug 23, 2019

🕔Aug 23, 2019
GENERAL Triple digit temperatures have set in the area, causing stress on area crops. It has been almost a month since the county has received a good rain, and when […]

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