Rains help coastal corn and sorghum, pest pressure for cotton

Hawkes, Logan
May 2013
Southwest Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/16/2013, p6
The article reports that significant rainfall in the mid-to-upper coastal region of Texas in early May 2013 has greatly helped corn and sorghum crops. It notes that late season planting is underway in parts of the Lower Coast Bend as some farmers are struggling to salvage the growing season. The article also mentions the pressure from fleahoppers, big-eyed bugs, lady beetles and spider bugs in cotton fields, and from sorghum midge, rice stink bugs and head worms in sorghum fields.


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