Category Archives: March 2018

Does an Early Fungicide Application Pay in Wheat?

by Dr. Clark Neely, Statewide Small Grains Extension Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Dr. Tom Isakeit, Extension Field Crops Pathologist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Despite the wet, dreary weather some parts of the state have experienced over the past few weeks, rust levels appear to be low at this time for most of the wheat acres in the state. However, I still receive questions on whether a topdress or pre-flag leaf application of fungicide is a good idea. In most cases, the answer is “no”, an early fungicide… Read More →

Grain Sorghum Hybrid Tolerance to Sugarcane Aphid

by Dr. Calvin Trostle, Extension Agronomy, TAMU Dept. of Soil & Crop Sciences, Lubbock, 806-746-6101,; Dr. Allen Knutson, Extension Entomology, Dallas, (972) 952-9222,; Dr. Ron Schnell, Extension Agronomy/TAMU Dept. of Soil & Crop Sciences, College Station, (979) 845-2935, This is an edited version of a report first prepared for Texas Grain Sorghum Association’s “Sorghum Insider” (see other TGSA sorghum tips at  Here we share results of different assessments of grain sorghum hybrids to SCA across the state.  We have observed dramatic results of hybrid… Read More →

Application Timing is Critical With Auxin Herbicides

by Josh McGinty – Extension Agronomist, Corpus Christi, TX;  Scott Nolte – State Extension Weed Specialist, College Station, TX; Peter Dotray – Extension Weed Specialist, Lubbock, TX; Muthu Bagavathiannan – Research Weed Scientist, College Station, TX; Gaylon Morgan – State Extension Cotton Specialist, College Station, TX With the introduction of new formulations of 2,4-D (Enlist One and Enlist Duo) and dicamba (XtendiMax, Engenia, and FeXapan) for use in Enlist and XtendFlex cotton, growers now have more options for controlling emerged broadleaf weeds, especially those that may be resistant… Read More →