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?
- Cutout and Cracked BollsHowdy, There are a lot of fields blooming out the top, and we found our first cracked boll this week. The cotton crop is wrapping up around here. Cutout occurs when cotton is 5 Nodes Above White Flower (NAWF), and at 350 degree days (DD60) past cutout we can stop worrying about plant bugs and bollworms. We can stop worrying [...] read moreSource: Upper Coast IPMPublished on 2020-07-03By Kate Crumley1 month ago
- Bugs and BollwormsHowdy, I am still seeing a few different plant bug species around, in cotton as well as other crops, but we should be able to stop worrying about damage from these plant bugs in cotton soon. Once bolls get larger and we reach 350 degree days (DD60) past 5 Nodes Above White Flower (NAWF), we can stop scouting for [...] read moreSource: Upper Coast IPMPublished on 2020-06-26By Kate Crumley1 month ago
- It is National Mosquito Control Awareness WeekWhile mosquitoes are an issue in Texas all year round, they are more of an issue in late spring, summer and early fall months. This week is a time to pay extra attention to mosquitoes and the locations where mosquito larvae will grow (buckets, pools, shallow non-flowing water, gutters, tires and debris). Did you know there are 85 species of mosquitoes in [...] read moreSource: Sonja SwigerPublished on 2020-06-241 month ago
- Bollworms and Stink BugsHowdy, I am still seeing a few different plant bug species around, in cotton as well as other crops, but we should be able to stop worrying about damage from these plant bugs in cotton soon. Once bolls get larger and we reach 350 degree days (DD60) past 5 Nodes Above White Flower (NAWF), we can stop scouting for [...] read moreSource: Upper Coast IPMPublished on 2020-06-19By Kate Crumley2 months ago
- Nodes Above White FlowerCounting Nodes Above White Flower (NAWF) is a good way to monitor a cotton field’s maturity after bloom. The process is done by finding the first position white flower and counting the number of nodes (branches) above the branch with the white flower. The last node to count is the highest node with an unfurled main stem leaf (at least [...] read moreSource: Mid-Coast IPMPublished on 2020-06-15By Stephen Biles2 months ago
- Bollworm Eggs and Stink BugsHowdy, The Jackson county Ag Tour will be taking place on Monday, June 15 at 4:00 pm. The tour starts at the sorghum demonstration on the Kulak Farm on CR 325 north of La Salle. There will be 2 CEU credits available for $10. More information on the crop tour can be found at: https://jackson.agrilife.org/files/2020/05/2020-Jackson-County-Ag-Tour.pdf I spent most of this week [...] read moreSource: Upper Coast IPMPublished on 2020-06-12By Kate Crumley2 months ago
- Pest Update and 2020 Insect ThresholdsThis week we have been finding low numbers on insect pests in cotton, grain sorghum and soybeans. Cotton ranges from 1/3 grown square to mid-bloom. While most fields are below threshold, we have found a few fields with 30-40 cotton fleahoppers per 100 plants. Continue to monitor for cotton fleahoppers until bloom and treat when they exceed an economic threshold [...] read moreSource: Mid-Coast IPMPublished on 2020-06-12By Stephen Biles2 months ago
- Southeast Regional Row Crop Initiative Grain & Cotton Marketing UpdateJoin us June 17, 2020 at 7:00 am Dr. Mark Welch – AgriLife Grain Marketing Specialist Dr. John Robinson – AgriLife Cotton Marketing Specialist Guest Speaker: David Gibson, Executive Director, Texas Corn Producers To Join Zoom Meeting Click Here: Meeting ID: 937 0559 2814 Password: 118219 SERRCI Flyer Invite [...] read moreSource: Mid-Coast IPMPublished on 2020-06-10By Stephen Biles2 months ago
- Entomology Camp Going VirtualI'm trying something new this summer! Given our current times, we are taking our Entomology Summer Camp Virtual!With the exception of experimenting with real insects, camp will still be interactive, hands on, and engaging. A mix of lessons, videos, activities to illustrate and reiterate lessons, outside collecting and trapping, and putting together an insect collection.Campers will get a camp kit [...] read moreSource: Molly KeckPublished on 2020-06-10By Molly Keck2 months ago