Monthly Archives: April 2020

Plastics in Cotton – May 6

Date: Wednesday, May 6 Time: 8:30 am -12:00 pm Plastics has been a major issue of the cotton industry.  On May 6, AgriLife Extension will host an open discussion with growers and industry experts on best practices and resources to address this issue. Join us from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer/tablet with internet capabilities. Plastics in Cotton Flier This online panel discussion will focus on best practices and resources for cotton producers and ginners, costs and long-term marketing implications, and more regarding… Read More →

Early Season Cotton Pests

Early season scouting of cotton pests for insect pests should be done as the crop emerges. Primary insect pests include Thrips and Aphids. Click the picture below to open a short 2 1/2 minute video on how I scout seedling cotton. More videos like this are in development as we move through the crop season.  If you have suggestions or questions, contact me. (361-920-1138).

Unique Production Season Ahead

When I first moved down to Port Lavaca, at a crop tour, growers were talking how much experience they had farming.  One replied he had “1 year experience, 40 times.” I think there is a lot of truth to that statement.  It seems each year presents it’s own production challenges. So how is 2020 different from other years? There are two obvious differences: lower than normal rainfall and higher than average temperatures. Much of insect and plant activity occurs as a response to three variables. These variables are… Read More →