Coastal Bend Crop Update
Kate Crumley, Wharton. firstname.lastname@example.org. 979.532.3310. Newsletter/Blog.
Stephen Biles, Port Lavaca. Stephen.Biles@ag.tamu.edu. 361-552-9748. Newsletter/Blog.
Counties: Wharton, Matagorda, Jackson, Calhoun, Refugio, Victoria
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7/9/2020 (external link) Cotton nearing end of season, pests very low. Sorghum: many fields harvested, others with sugarcane aphids but not at high levels, yields positive. Soybeans at R3 - R7, very few stink bugs. This might be the last recording of the season, but we will come back if pests flare up. (3:45)
7/2/2020 (external link) Pest pressure light, bollworm and stink bug locally variable. Cotton potassium deficiency and root rot. Sorghum looking good, sugarcane aphid variable. Stink bugs still below threshold in sorghum and soybean (4:22)
6/25/2020 (external link) Cotton: some at cutout, some not. Bollworm egg lay increasing, stink bugs still below threshold but numbers growing. Sorghum: sugarcane aphids common, some blooming sorghum still needs midge treatment, stink bugs still below threshold. Soybeans: stink bugs light but will increase. (5:40)
6/18/2020 (external link) Cotton: some fields over egg threshold, imidacloprid + bifenthrin not a good choice for killing eggs, stink bugs increasing. Sorghum: Some fields sprayed for midge, headworms and stink bugs increasing. Soybeans at R3 - R5, loopers present, stink bugs increasing. (4:57)
6/11/2020 (external link) Bollworm egg lay picking up, some fleahoppers in cotton, stink bugs increasing in all crops, blooming sorghum needs to be scouted for midge, sugarcane aphids increasing. (4:54)
6/4/2020 (external link) Rain, pests low in cotton and beneficials abundant; bollworm and stink bug thresholds. Grain sorghum fairly quiet, look for midge at bloom, sugarcane aphid present but not high, stinkbugs and headworms low. Blister beetles in sorghum. Soybeans, look for stinkbugs at pod fill. (7:30)
5/28/2020 (external link) Rain and soggy, extended sorghum season will pose problems, sugarcane aphids showing up, sorghum midge pending and rice stinkbugs building. Cotton; fleahoppers abundant, a few fields still susceptible; looking for bollworms and stink bugs in flowering cotton. Redbanded stink bug has a lower threshold. (8:34)