Texas Plains Pest Management: Cotton Susceptible to Fleahoppers; Watch for Fall Armyworms Jun 25, 2022

    🕔Jun 25, 2022
    General Status Hot and dry is the theme of the year so far. Early rains gave us quite a bit of hope, but they have not continued the way they […]

    Texas Field Reports: Sorghum Producers See Fewer Issues with Sugarcane Aphids Jun 15, 2022

    🕔Jun 15, 2022
    Texas sorghum producers, science and Mother Nature continue to keep damaging numbers of sugarcane aphids at bay, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Grain sorghum in South Texas is […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: Still Evaluating Establishment, Variable Thrips Pressure Jun 14, 2022

    🕔Jun 14, 2022
    General Status Another week has progressed in 2022 and we are still evaluating fields for establishment. It is safe to say that our failure rate will be high, despite some […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: Variable Rains Do Little to Alleviate Drought Jun 7, 2022

    🕔Jun 7, 2022
    General Status Our status is double dry with a sprinkling of relieving rain on top. How much rain was received in the last few weeks varies from field to field, […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: Pests Quiet, Get Ready for Harvest Aids Sep 13, 2021

    🕔Sep 13, 2021
    General Status Fields have been making great progress in the heat this week, even the late ones. As we moved through the week, we found more open bolls consistently and […]

    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 Field Reports: Sugarcane Aphid Numbers Under Control So Far Aug 18, 2021

    🕔Aug 18, 2021
    The sugarcane aphid, a once devastating pest for sorghum producers, has been kept under control so far during the 2021 season by nature and science. From the Rio Grande Valley […]

    Texas Plains Pest Management: Insects Still Active but Few Passed Threshold Aug 16, 2021

    🕔Aug 16, 2021
    General Status Last week I would have stated that our crops are looking like some pretty good mid to late July fields, despite it being August. Now things are a […]

    Texas Plains Cotton: Pests Mostly Quiet, Watch Late Fields for Fleahoppers Aug 9, 2021

    🕔Aug 9, 2021
    General Status All apologies for being late with this newsletter, but stomach viruses show no mercy. This week crops are advancing well although most fields still fall into the ‘late’ […]


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