AgriLife Extension Entomology
We are located throughout the State and can provide advice on control of urban, structural, landscape, garden, veterinary and agricultural pests, and pests that are threats to human health. Our information is backed by science and research at Texas A&M and other universities and is made practical and relevant by Extension Entomologists, educators or agents who work in each county, right where you live.
What Are Our Extension Entomologists Saying?
- FleahoppersHowdy,We got a lot of rain this past week, between 4 and 14 inches across the three counties. Most of the cotton is looking pretty good, but there are locations it looks rough if water stood on it. The places that drained quickly look good. The field in the photo below had damage on the edge of one of the [...] read moreSource: Upper Coast IPMPublished on 2021-05-07By Kate Crumley4 days ago
- Early Season Pests and FleahoppersHowdy, Most of our replanted cotton is up and looking good now, and we got a good bit of rain last night but most of my fields were looking good, if dry and a bit wind burnt this week. Hopefully most of the dry places have gotten rain or will in the next day or so.Cotyledon CottonKate CrumleyCotton stands can [...] read moreSource: Upper Coast IPMPublished on 2021-04-30By Kate Crumley2 weeks ago
- Scouting Tactics in Early Season CottonA field meeting will be held Monday to discuss field scouting techniques, economic thresholds and plant growth regulators in squaring cotton. Date: Monday, May 3 Time: 9 am Location: Near Port Lavaca at the Intersection of FM 1679 and Sanders Rd. 28.609097, -96.721086 Topics: Crop development, cotton fleahopper management, and plant growth regulators will be discussed. CROP TOUR DATES [...] read moreSource: Mid-Coast IPMPublished on 2021-04-30By Stephen Biles2 weeks ago
- Early Season Cotton MaturityI’ve been asked by a few growers “Why is my cotton growing so slowly?” From https://www.cotton.org/tech/ace/growth-and-development.cfm The answer is primarily cold temperatures. The table below shows how many days are usually required to get from one stage to another. Notice emergence usually takes 27 to 38 days. The difference between these [...] read moreSource: Mid-Coast IPMPublished on 2021-04-28By Stephen Biles2 weeks ago
- Early Season PestsHowdy, We had some replant this week, but most of my fields are looking good, if dry. Everything could use a rain, the amount has been varied across our area. Hopefully everyone will get the rain they need in the next couple of days.Cotyledon CottonKate Crumley Cotton stands can be impacted by some of the weather we've had recently, but [...] read moreSource: Upper Coast IPMPublished on 2021-04-23By Kate Crumley3 weeks ago
- SPN: News and Resources, you can use for your IPM program.This month’s newsletter is aimed at helping you out with a few resources you can use, plus some news stories you might be interested in that you can share. Understanding how to obtain a commercial or noncommercial pesticide license in Texas can be very confusing. Over the years I have devoted newsletter space to this topic. Last month for the [...] read moreSource: School IPMPublished on 2021-04-21By janet.hurley3 weeks ago
- Early Season PestsHowdy, We have a bit of replant going on in our area, but most of my fields are looking good. Everything could use a rain, the amount has been varied across our area. Hopefully this weekend everyone will get the rain they need.Cotyledon CottonKate Crumley Cotton stands can be impacted by some of the weather we've had recently, but stands [...] read moreSource: Upper Coast IPMPublished on 2021-04-16By Kate Crumley4 weeks ago
- South Texas audio updatesWe have been recording pest updates in effort to provide a brief audio version of South Texas newsletters and blog posts. The reports include crop production and pest management updated from South Texas, including the Rio Grande Valley, Coastal Bend and Mid-Coast. You can get these by following this link: https://www.texasinsects.org/south-texas.html The latest edition is: 4/16/2021 (audio file) Fall armyworm and [...] read moreSource: Mid-Coast IPMPublished on 2021-04-16By Stephen Biles4 weeks ago
- Fall Armyworms in SorghumFall armyworms are being found in sorghum fields across the area this week. While the feeding can be alarming, I have yet to find a field in need of treatment. Insecticide application may be justified if larval feeding reduces leaf area by more than 30 percent or is damaging the developing grain head or growing point within the whorl. The [...] read moreSource: Mid-Coast IPMPublished on 2021-04-14By Stephen Biles4 weeks ago
- Early Season Pests and Forest Tent CaterpillarsChecking Cotyledon CottonKate CrumleyHowdy, We've been off to a chilly and windy start, and nearly everywhere needs rain, but most of our cotton is in the ground now, and soybeans are currently being planted. The corn and milo is looking a little dry, but good otherwise. I have been looking for sugarcane aphids a bit in some of the johnson [...] read moreSource: Upper Coast IPMPublished on 2021-04-09By Kate Crumley1 month ago
- Worms in Trees this SpringEvery so often, we see larger population outbreaks of certain insects, for seemingly no real explainable reason. This year is one of those years with either cankerworms or oak leaf rollers. I'm seeing both species around the San Antonio area, but there's really not need to panic!Spring Cankerworm in dark color formPhoto Credit - Mike Merchant, Texas A&M AgriLife ExtensionCankerworms, [...] read moreSource: Molly KeckPublished on 2021-04-05By Molly Keck1 month ago
- TMCA Spring Workshop April 7thSource: Sonja SwigerPublished on 2021-04-021 month ago