Category Archives: Pest Management News

South Texas audio updates

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: 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… Read More →

Fall Armyworms in Sorghum

Fall armyworms are being found in sorghum fields across the area this week.  While the feeding can be alarming, I have yet to find a field in need of treatment. Insecticide application may be justified if larval feeding reduces leaf area by more than 30 percent or is damaging the developing grain head or growing point within the whorl. The fields where I have found the armyworms had less than 5% infested plants and the feeding damage was below the economic threshold. Often, I was finding two or… Read More →

Upcoming Extension Crop Production Meetings

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold several meeting in the coming days to provide information on the latest developments in crop production and CEUs for pesticide applicator licenses. Most of these meetings will be online and will require registration prior to the meeting. Tuesday, January 26 – 8 am to 2 pm Upper Gulf Coast Feed Grain & Cotton Conference Register at the link below or call the Wharton County Extension Office at 979-532-3310 Thursday, January 28 – 8 am to  Victoria CEU Virtual Seminar Cost:… Read More →

Auxin Training – January 20, 2021

If you plan to apply Engenia, Extendimax, Tavium, and/or Enlist One/Enlist Duo in 2021, you must attend an auxin training. The Calhoun County AgriLife Extension Service will hold a 1hour training Date:  Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Time: 9:00 am Cost:   $10 Location: Calhoun County Extension Office Auditorium 186 Henry Barber Way Port Lavaca, TX 77979 For questions call 361-552-9747                                        979-943-1973  

Upper Gulf Coast Virtual Feed Grain & Cotton Conference

January 26, 2021 8 am – 2 pm REGISTRATION IS FREE. All attendees are required to register through EventBrite. Registration will not be held the day of the event. The 2021 Upper Gulf Coast Feed Grain & Cotton Conference will offer growers and others the opportunity to hear presentations from the top Extension and Research scientists from Texas as well as respected individuals from the rice industry. Pesticide applicators will receive 3 TDA CEUs. CCA Credits are applied for. Register by following the link below: or call… Read More →