We have been recording pest updates in effort to provide a brief audio version of South Texas newsletters and blog posts. The reports include crop production and pest management updated from South Texas, including the Rio Grande Valley, Coastal Bend and Mid-Coast.
You can get these by following this link: https://www.texasinsects.org/south-texas.html
The latest edition is:
4/16/2021 (audio file) Fall armyworm and corn earworm feeding present in corn and sorghum whorls, but threshold is generally 30% defoliation across most plants. Corn leaf aphids and sugarcane aphids generally being controlled by natural enemies, but keep an eye on populations going forward now. Thrips populations down in cotton. Drought conditions are prevalent across South Texas. (7:33)