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 Cotton: Managing Late-Season Insects Aug 24, 2022

    🕔Aug 24, 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 cotton? […]

    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 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 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 West Plains Cotton: Pests Mostly Quiet, Lygus on the Rise Aug 30, 2021

    🕔Aug 30, 2021
    Cotton has made good progress the last several days with generally 90-degree temperatures and mostly clear skies. I have received several calls about heat unit accumulation this year. I cannot […]

    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 […]


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