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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

High Plains IPM “Radio” Podcast for 4/28/2021

 Hey Everyone!

 Here’s the High Plains IPM “Radio” Podcast for 4/28/2021 

 Hale and Swisher counties: Alfalfa weevil still a threat. Most wheat escaped freeze damage. Soil temperatures mostly good for corn and sorghum. Hockley, Cochran and Lamb counties: Creeping up to cotton planting soil temperatures, window closing for some herbicides. Be careful with late 2-4D. Auxin and paraquat training. Paraquat training available online from EPA. (6:48 mins)



Wednesday, April 21, 2021

April 21, 2021 High Plains IPM 'Radio' Podcast

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Grain Sorghum Insect Zoom Update, High Plains, April 22, 12:30 PM

Please join this Zoom meeting TOMORROW (Thurs) 04/22/2021 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. or Listen IN from your phone by calling (346) 248-7799.

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will conclude our series with Texas Grain Sorghum Assn. on grain sorghum updates, 12:30-1:30 PM, Thursday, April 22.  Lubbock AgriLife Extension entomologist Dr. Pat Porter & Hale-Swisher IPM AgriLife Extension agent Blayne Reed will lead the program on insect control in grain sorghum.

  •  Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:30-1:30 PM—Insects

Meeting ID: 947 4650 9663. Passcode: 894751

 The meeting may also be accessed by calling (346) 248-7799 to listen in.

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At the time of our first session on April 8 Dec2021 corn was $4.95/bu.  Most grain elevators in the Texas High Plains were quoting bids of $0.80-1.00 above Dec2021 corn.  So, to calculate the price on grain sorghum per cwt:

(Dec2021 Corn, $/bu  +  Adjustment, $/bu) / 0.56  =  grain sorghum bid, $/cwt.

At the moment Dec2021 corn is $5.35/bu.  Using $0.80/bu over for sorghum bids, then:

($5.35/bu  +  $0.80/bu) / 0.56  =  $10.98/cwt.

“Information to help Texas producers make better management decisions.”

Thank you,

Calvin Trostle, Ph.D.
Professor & Extension Agronomist

Texas A&M AgriLife State Hemp & Sunflower Specialist
Dept. of Soil & Crop Sciences
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center
1102 East Drew Street (FM 1294) / Lubbock, TX  79403-6603
Phone: 806-723-8432 / Cell: 806-777-0247 / Fax: 806-723-8499
Lubbock A&M AgriLife Center, (most of my reports & presentations are here)

Crop Testing Program (Varieties & Hybrid Trials for Texas),

Texas A&M Univ. Dept. of Soil & Crop Sciences,