Monthly Archives: August 2021

Harvest Aid Test

A cotton Defoliation Demo was sprayed last Monday (8/23) with a second application made Today (8/30). The demo is located in Victoria County on Kainer Rd. Just north of Raven Rd. Drop by and take a look when you get the chance. Treatments are as follows:

Fall Armyworms in Bermudagrass Hay Fields

All summer we have seen high numbers of fall armyworms in bermudagrass hayfields and pastures. Last week, I sprayed a Fall Armyworm insecticide control trial in a bermudagrass hayfield near Port Lavaca. To further complicate things, the field received rainfall 3 days after applications. This typifies what we have been experiencing this year. When scouting with a sweep net, we found very high numbers of fall armyworms. Pre-treatment¬† counts averaged around 250 worms per 5 sweeps. The economic threshold I use is 25 per 5 sweeps. In this… Read More →