Monthly Archives: June 2024

Crop Tours

Crop tours will be held this week and next week in Refugio, Victoria and Calhoun Counties. The schedule will be as follows: June 12 Austwell Crop Tour, Austwell Community Center starts at 7:30 am with Breakfast and Registration. Bonnieview Crop Tour, Bonnieview Community Center Registration at 3 pm with speakers and tour to follow June 18 Victoria Crop Tour: Dacosta Hall Registration at 7:30 am with tour first followed by inside program. Port Lavaca Crop Tour: Bauer Exhibit Building Registration at 2:30 pm with Speakers first followed by… Read More →

Headworms in Grain Sorghum

Grain sorghum maturity ranges from milk to hard dough.  Sorghum fields that have not reached hard dough should be scouted for headworms and stink bugs.  And all sorghum should be scouted for sugarcane/sorghum aphids. We have not found aphids in colonies greater than 20-40 feet in size.  Most of these are being consumed by beneficial insects such as lady beetle, lacewing, and syrphid fly larvae. What was most noticeable this week was worms in younger sorghum fields.  The older sorghum in soft dough or beyond did not seem… Read More →