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Monday, July 16, 2018

Progressive Growers Breakfast Set for 8:15 am July 17, 2018


Progressive Growers Breakfast Set for 8:15 am July 17, 2018
Ms D’s Restaurant, downtown Kress

It has been a while since we have had an official progressive growers breakfast get together.  There are plenty of things happening in the field, so bring your questions from your fields and join us over coffee at Ms D’s.  We will talk over your issues, talk about solution options, and go over the issues we are seeing in the field and how to scout for them.  Hope to see you there!

Blayne Reed
EA-IPM Hale, Swisher, & Floyd
225 Broadway, Suite 6
Plainview, TX 79072
Office - 806-291-5267

Friday, July 13, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Sugarcane Aphid Update - Colonies found in Hale too.

A quick update to the sugarcane aphid population watch.  Yesterday I did find and confirm the aphid in northwestern Hale County on seed milo.  The population was what I would consider very light and not at our High Plains SCA treatment thresholds yet.  Less than 5% of these early bloom stage
plants in this field had small colonies of 20 or less sca on them.  Listed here are those treatment thresholds:


Treatment threshold:
Pre-boot: 20% of plants with aphids
Boot: 20% of plants infested with 50 aphids per leaf.
Flowering to Milk: 30% of plants infested with 50 aphids per leaf.
Soft dough through dough: 30% of plants infested
*Do not let them get too numerous before treating*
Maximize spray coverage best you can - spray AT LEAST 10 GPA by ground and 5 GPA by air;  *Spray by ground if possible*


 














photo of SCA colony from NW Hale seed milo field 


Good Luck,


Blayne