Weather for Lubbock, TX

Monday, June 26, 2017

SCA found in Lubbock Co

Yesterday, Sunday Jun 25, I found a small colony of sugarcane aphids on sorghum in southern Lubbock. Now is the time to increase scouting efforts if you have any sorghum acreage to keep an eye on this pest.

See this special edition of the Southern High Plains IPM Newsletter of the SCA and check out the Texas Sugarcane Aphid News Blog for management strategies specific to the High Plains!

Call me if you have any questions or concerns.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Southern High Plains IPM Newsletter, Jun 23

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If you would like to receive the newsletter via email, just let me know and I will add you to the distribution list.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Annual Hailout/Replant/Late-Plant Guide Available

Here is the 15th Annual Hailout/Replant/Late-Plant Guide for the Texas South Plains.

Thanks to Drs. Calvin Trostle and Seth Byrd for putting this helpful document together. It contains information on assessing damaged cotton stands, herbicide precautions, and basic agronomics such as recommended last planting dates for grain sorghum, sunflower, guar, Black-eyed peas, sesame, etc.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Update on Fever Tick Situation in Texas

Here is an update on the Fever Tick Situation from June 12.

Lubbock or Crosby counties are currently NOT on any quarantined list.

For more information on Cattle Fever Ticks you can check out this website from the Texas Animal Health Commission.

Thanks to Dr. Sonja Swiger, Veterinary and Medical Extension Entomologist for this information!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Southern High Plains IPM Newsletter, Jun 9

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Lubbock Scout School May 25

Lubbock Scout School has been scheduled for May 25 this year at the Texas A&M Agrilife Research and Extension Center. It is open to anyone who wants to learn the basics of scouting crops on the High Plains - primarily cotton, corn, sorghum, and peanuts. This half-day course is great for crop consultants, farmers and their workers, county extension agents and their interns, and anyone in the agricultural industry that wants to learn more about field scouting.

When: Thursday May 25, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Where: Texas A&M Agrilife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E FM 1294 Lubbock, TX 79403
3 CEUs will be offered
Contact Rae Cox at 806-746-6101 for more information or to RSVP by May 23.

Agenda can be found here.