Texas West Plains Cotton: Economic Damage from Insect Pests Comes to an End Aug 27, 2022

    🕔Aug 27, 2022
    As we approach the end of August, one question that has been received lately more often than any other is at what stage do I stop worrying about insects in […]

    Texas West Plains Cotton: Crop Generally Safe from Pests Aug 21, 2022

    🕔Aug 21, 2022
    Our cotton ranges from plants which suffered drought conditions such that they never flowered to good drip irrigated cotton which have cracked-open bolls. That is an extreme range, but a […]

    Texas West Plains Cotton: Concerns of Regrowth in Cutout Fields Aug 12, 2022

    🕔Aug 12, 2022
    Crop and Pest Situation Cotton has caught a bit of fresh air this week with more moderate temperatures and some scattered rain showers. No doubt irrigation applications made more headway […]

    Texas West Plains Cotton: Drought Still the Biggest Concern Aug 7, 2022

    🕔Aug 7, 2022
    CROP AND PEST SITUATION There are a few pockets (all sub-threshold) of cotton aphids, spider mites, a few bollworms, and Lygus in Hockley, Cochran, and Lamb counties. However, in the […]

    Texas West Plains Cotton: Irrigation Considerations with Ongoing Drought Jul 31, 2022

    🕔Jul 31, 2022
    Let us look at what the average cotton plant looks like based on what I am finding in the scouting program: Average number of total nodes is 15 (range 11 […]

    Texas West Plains Cotton: 30% of Crop Blooming, Keep Scouting Fields Jul 24, 2022

    🕔Jul 24, 2022
    Cotton ranges from 9 true leaves with 2 first position squares to 18.4 total nodes with 2.7 first position bolls and 5.2 nodes above white flower. Square set continues to […]

    Texas West Plains Cotton: Unusual Pest Abounds – Mozena Obtuse Plant Bug Jul 13, 2022

    🕔Jul 13, 2022
    Over the last 24 hours I have received several calls about “a bug” that is being found in extremely high numbers. A majority of these inquires are coming from the […]

    Texas West Plains Cotton: Pests Few and Far Between; Considerations for PGR Use Jul 10, 2022

    🕔Jul 10, 2022
    PEST SITUATION In general, insect pests are very far and few between in field crops. I am not seeing cotton fleahoppers except on weeds, and mostly in field margins as […]

    Texas West Plains Cotton: Hot, Dry, Windy as Water Needs Increase Jun 24, 2022

    🕔Jun 24, 2022
    Hot, dry, windy conditions have continued to be the primary factor determining the fate of our crops. Forecast calls for more moderate temperatures starting Sunday through middle of next week, […]

    Texas West Plains Cotton: Pests Quiet, Rebounding Drought Main Concern Jun 18, 2022

    🕔Jun 18, 2022
    On the bright side, as a manager of pests (insects, weeds, and diseases) it is quiet out there. Ok, we are spraying weeds, albeit reluctantly with dry, hot, winds; and […]


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