Texas Plains Cotton: Rains Make Scouting Difficult Sep 4, 2022

    🕔Sep 4, 2022
    General Status It’s hard to believe that we might need a boat or at least a mud sled to get through the area to scout our thrice baked surviving summer […]

    Texas Wheat: Early Planting – Insect, Disease Vector Management Suggestions Sep 2, 2022

    🕔Sep 2, 2022
    With rains finally blessing the High Plains area, and with grain prices rising, many producers will likely want to take advantage of the soil moisture for wheat establishment right away. […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: Rains Likely to Cause Regrowth Issues Aug 27, 2022

    🕔Aug 27, 2022
    General Status For most of our fields, things are winding down rapidly. For late fields or the minority that are still lush and setting fruit, pest pressure still seems to […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: Plenty of Threats to Keep You Scouting Aug 21, 2022

    🕔Aug 21, 2022
    General Status Rains actually occurred again this week and good chances remain for the next few days. There were select areas that received multiple inch rains, particularly in southern Hale, […]

    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: Dryland Fields Mostly Gone, Pests Quiet but Some Sneaking In Jul 3, 2022

    🕔Jul 3, 2022
    General Status With the fate of most of the borderline failing fields finally determined via insurance, we have been able to focus better on the well being of our surviving […]


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