Coastal Bend Crop Update
Kate Crumley, Wharton. email@example.com. 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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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)