Tag Archives: Weed Control

Rain and Square Loss

Scouting fields this week we are finding each field is different from the next. Much of this has to do with how the rain affected the field. If the water got off the field or did not stand for too many days, the crop was better off. Fields that held water are more likely to have square losses. Many of these fields have lost the larger squares leaving fruit smaller than match-head square. An example of this is shown. I removed the leaves showing the lower four squares have… Read More →

IPM Field Meeting 4-19

Date: Wednesday, April 5 Time: 9 am Location: Intersection of FM 2433 and Gin Rd. Topics: Dr. Josh McGinty will lead a discussion on weed management in corn. IPM will be discussed by Stephen Biles CEUs: 1 hour CEU will be provided. A herbicide trial was conducted by Dr. McGinty at this location to evaluate different herbicides for control of smellmelon in corn.

2017 Corpus Christi Agriculture Symposium

On Tuesday April 18th the 2017 Corpus Christi Agriculture Symposium will be held from 7:30am-12:15pm at the Calhoun County AgriLife Extension Office Auditorium. 186 Henry Barber Way Port Lavaca, TX 77979. 2 IPM CEU’s will be offered. The cost is $10. This symposium will be held by webinar, you do not have to bring a laptop. Agenda 7:30-8:00 am  REGISTRATION 8:00: The Use of Drones in Ranching – Dr. Megan Clayton, Extension Range Specialist 8:30: Weed Management Update– Dr. Joshua McGinty, Extension Agronomist 9:00: Managing Sugarcane Aphid with… Read More →

Corn IPM and Weed Control

Much of the 2017 corn crop has been planted.  As we see farmers begin to plant their sorghum or soybeans, we need to make sure not to forget insect and weed management in these young corn fields. Much of the insect control on corn in South Texas is done by planting Bt corn hybrids treated with insecticides for control of early season insect pests.  However, it is still a good practice to visit these fields on a weekly basis to check for potential insect pests. While corn needs… Read More →