Category Archives: IPM Meeting

Cotton Update 6-3-2022

We have received varying amounts of rain across the Mid-Coast over the past week. While some fields received over 5 inches, others got less than a 1/2-inch. Cotton fields range from drought stress to fair. Most fields have 12-15 nodes on the plant and are in the first or second week of bloom and plants have 6 to 9 nodes above white flower. Fruit retention is very good with more than 90% fruit set. Plants are mostly shorter than normal. In cotton fields, we are looking for stink bug… Read More →

Scouting Clinic Monday, 5/23, 8:30 am

A cotton scouting clinic will be held Monday, May 23, at 8:30 am on FM 1679 and Sanders Rd. At this clinic we will discuss the current cotton growing conditions and the insect pests we expect to find and how to scout for them.

Squaring Cotton and Drought

Most cotton fields are squaring so the cotton fleahopper is the primary pest of interest in these fields. I use an economic threshold of 15 cotton fleahoppers per 100 plants. Adults and nymphs count the same. The cotton fleahopper will feed on the soft plant parts in the terminal of the plant. They cause injury when they feed on small squares causing the square to be “blasted” and then abscise, or fall off the plant. Once a square is larger than a pin head, it is considered safe… Read More →

Victoria County CEU Day – January 30

Thursday, January 30, 2020 Victoria Educational Gardens Pavilion 283 Bachelor Drive (Victoria Reg. Airport) 5 CEUs (1-Integrated Pest Management, 1-Laws & Regulations, 3 General) Registration—7AM Program—7:30AM $40 Registration Fee (includes lunch & training)—Paid at the Door * RSVP by January 27th REQUIRED More Information HERE   POSSIBLE MANDATORY AUXIN TRAINING AFTERWARD      

Auxin Training – January 29

If you plan to apply Engenia, Extendimax, FeXapan, Tavium, and/or Enlist One/Enlist Duo in 2020, you must attend an auxin training. The Calhoun County AgriLife Extension Service will hold a 1 hour training Date: Wednesday , January 29, 2020 Time: 8:30 am Cost:   $10 Location: Calhoun County Extension Office Auditorium 186 Henry Barber Way Port Lavaca, TX 77979 For questions call 361-552-9747 More Information Here