Monthly Archives: May 2015

Victoria County Crop Tour

June 3,  1:30 – 7 pm Hermann Sons Hall, Dacosta, TX 3 CEUs offered

Cotton Pest Management News – May 29, 2015

Cotton maturity ranges from 2-3 leaf to 13-15 nodes on the plant.  Maturity is not being determined by square size right now because fruit retention is very poor in much of the older cotton.  We are seeing between 40 and 70% square set in cotton fields. The primary reason for fruit loss this year is not insect pests.  Usually we think of cotton fleahoppers as the primary factor causing fruit loss but their populations have been relatively low.  Most fields have less than 5 cotton fleahoppers per 100… Read More →

Crop Scouting Field Meeting – June 1

Time: Monday, June 1, 9:00 a.m. Location: Calhoun County, Cotton field at corner of FM 1679 and Sanders Rd. Topics: Scouting Cotton and Sorghum CEU: 1 hour IPM

Crop Scouting Field Meeting – May 26

Time: Tuesday, May 26, 9:00 a.m.Location: Calhoun County, Cotton field at corner of FM 1679 and Sanders Rd.Topics: Scouting Cotton and SorghumCEU: 1 hour IPM

Pest Management News – May 19, 2015

Grain Sorghum Sugarcane Aphids are being found in low numbers in some sorghum fields on the Texas Coast.  All fields should be checked at least weekly for early detection of this insect pest. We now have Scouting Sugarcane Aphid Cards available in my office.  These are laminated cards with instructions on how to scout sorghum fields for sugarcane aphids. You can also find this information HERE. Fall Armyworms have been reported in some fields of whorl stage sorghum.  Economic Thresholds of foliage feeders in whorl stage sorghum is… Read More →