Texas Plains Cotton: Insects Chasing Lushest Crops Following Cooler, Wetter Conditions Aug 13, 2022

    🕔Aug 13, 2022
    General Status It is sad to say that the last 10 days have been some of the wettest / moistest /coolest of the official summer season. Still, I estimate that […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: Lots of Pests, No Economist Thresholds Aug 7, 2022

    🕔Aug 7, 2022
    General Status Weather and drought remain our greatest issues this week yet again as we plow through crunch time and peak water use with not a drop of moisture to […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: Expect Bollworm Numbers to Start Rising Jul 31, 2022

    🕔Jul 31, 2022
    General Status As we advance through this 2022 Bar-B-Que Pit of a summer growing season this week plenty of pests continue to nickel, dime, threaten, and in a few cases, […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: More Abandoned Fields; Keep Eye Out for Fleahoppers, Lygus Jul 24, 2022

    🕔Jul 24, 2022
    General Status We felt that the days of ‘giving the last rites’ to fields that failed to establish or could not keep profit potential up under the extreme weather situations […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: Lots of Fleahoppers, Plant Bugs Numbers Increasing Jul 10, 2022

    🕔Jul 10, 2022
    General Status Crop progress continues under general drought conditions despite several popcorn or cotton showers that have been rummaging through the past week or more. These convective showers have been […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: Lygus Remain Most Prominent Pest Aug 30, 2021

    🕔Aug 30, 2021
    General Status Hot and dry week. That is just what the doctor ordered for the late, lush cotton fields that received so much rain last week but not what the […]

    Texas Plains Pest Management: Lots Happening in Fields, Get Out and Scout Aug 25, 2021

    🕔Aug 25, 2021
    General Status Even with a timely, if not variable, rain this week, you would think we could take a sigh and relax for a bit. Traditionally this is the most […]

    Texas Plains Pest Management: Few Immediate Threats but Keep Scouting Aug 2, 2021

    🕔Aug 2, 2021
    General Status It is no secret that our crops, particularly cotton, are ‘running’ late this year. Most feel we are about 10-14 days behind schedule. I am not in panic […]

    Texas Plains IPM: Lygus Numbers Rise, Drought Stress Continues Aug 3, 2020

    🕔Aug 3, 2020
    General Status A few more rain showers visited most of our fields this last week, but again the real beneficial amounts were very isolated. In the area of Tulia, some […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: When to Start Applying Harvest Aids? Sep 24, 2019

    🕔Sep 24, 2019
    General Status We have received decent and substantial rainfall events since our last newsletter two weeks ago. This came too late to help our earlier planted corn and almost too […]


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