2017 Port Lavaca Corn Performance Trial Results

The Crop Testing Program – Texas A&M AgriLife Research has released the results from a corn hybrid performance trial conducted near Port Lavaca, TX.  Use these results along with other field trials to help you in your hybrid decision making. 2017 Corn Hybrid Results More results will be available in the coming days at this link:  http://varietytesting.tamu.edu/corn/  

Cotton Harvest Aid Meeting Monday, 8/7/17

Last Friday (7/28), we made applications to a cotton harvest aid trail off of FM 1679 in Calhoun County.  We will have a field meeting Monday (8/7) to walk through the treatments. Time:  9:00 a.m. Location: FM 1679, 1.5 miles SW of FM 2433. Since Friday’s meeting was rained out, this meeting will be Monday.

Corn and Grain Sorghum Hybrid Test Results

Below are the yield results for the 2017 Calhoun County Grain Sorghum and Corn Hybrid Tests.  These tests should be used along with other similar tests from South Texas to help determine the what to plant next year. Other hybrid test results from Texas A&M AgriLife can be found at: http://varietytesting.tamu.edu/. Both of these test had considerable amounts of variability which resulted in a lack of statistical significance.

Soybean Turnrow Meeting: Tuesday, June 27, 3:30 pm

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Review of soybean variety work at the Wehmeyer Farm near Pt. Lavaca.  Find it HERE.  Andy Scott (Rio Farms), Grover Shannon (Univ. Missouri breeder), and several other scientists from Univ. of Missouri and USDA (Stoneville, MS) will be present. First generation Roundup-Ready soybean varieties, high OL (linoleic acid), and conventional varieties (high Group 4’s to mid Group 5’s) selected from the Univ of Missouri breeding program are being evaluated for their potential production in the Texas soybean production areas.  The goals of this program are to provide producers… Read More →

End of Season Pest Management Decision Making

Corn and Grain Sorghum harvest has begun on the Mid-Coast of Texas. Early yield reports are above average. While many Sorghum fields are no longer susceptible to the yield reducing impacts of insects, we must not forget the later fields. Stink bugs and headworms can impact sorghum yield and quality losses until hard dough or when the grain cannot be compressed between the fingers. Sugarcane aphids have been relatively low across the mid-coast this year with less than 30% of fields requiring treatment. Don’t forget these aphids after hard… Read More →