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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

High Plains IPM "Radio" Podcast 09/30/2020


Here’s the latest High Plains IPM "Radio" Podcast for September 30, 2020 (7:04 mins)

 Please listen to the whole thing so we can get a count of our listeners.

Harvest aids are a field by field decision. Peanuts: have enough digging moisture. Grain sorghum: evaluate now for whether or not it has time to mature, some still susceptible to sugarcane aphid. Wheat: consider using a seed treatment to kill vectors of diseases that show up later. 



Friday, September 25, 2020

Scouting Training Day Sept 29, 2020

 It’s about that time!  Cotton strippers and combines are rolling… little by little anyway.  We will be holding our last field scout hands on training next week.  This one will highlight harvest aid decisions and readiness.  So, we can (and have tried to) describe how to check for harvest aid readiness, or we can show you.  This one will be short, but well worth the early career professional’s time.  We will meet at the Plainview AgriLife parking lot at 225 Broadway in Plainview at 8:30 am Tuesday September 29th.  We will head to the nearest PPM field and spend about 45 minutes going over harvest aid scouting techniques.  Hope to see you then!


Thursday, September 24, 2020


 Breakfast TACOS!!!  Y'all come see what we've been doing in the field!



High Plains IPM "Radio" Podcast 09/24/2020


Here’s the latest High Plains IPM "Radio" Podcast for September 24th, 2020 (8:04 mins).

Cotton harvest aids: 2020 guide available here, check additives carefully. Insect activity light in cotton, aphids and stink bugs a possible threat. Sorghum: Sugarcane aphid crashing in some places and rebounding in Hale and Swisher counties. Upcoming Field Days: Swisher Cotton Day 09/25/2020Hale/Floyd Cotton Day 10/02/2020 

Hope to see y'all in the field this Friday and/or the next!


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Survey - High Plains IPM "Radio" Podcast

Hey everyone,

High Plains IPM Audio Updates needs your help to decide whether to continue this project next year. We have a short 8-question survey that will guide us, so please give us your opinions and two minutes of your time.

Here’s the link



Thank you!


Friday, September 18, 2020

Hale/Floyd Cotton Day Oct. 02, 2020

Hale/Floyd Cotton Day!

Please RSVP to or 806-291-5267.

 See y'all there!



Thursday, September 17, 2020

Cotton Harvest Aid discussion (audio only)

 Hey everyone,

 Here's a link to a Special Edition audio podcast: The Art and Science of Cotton Harvest Aids on the Southern High Plains.  

AgriLife Agents Blayne Reed and Kerry Siders discuss the timing for harvest aid application, the different types of harvest aids used in each area, and scenarios for their use on the High Plains. (20:54 mins)


For more information, check out the 2020 Texas High Plains Cotton Harvest Aid Guide