Grains http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6011/more en Two pests threaten Texas grain sorghum http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/two-pests-threaten-texas-grain-sorghum <div class="field-byline"> Kathleen Phillips and Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Communications </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Aphids and fall army worms pose threats to Texas sorghum.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/two-pests-threaten-texas-grain-sorghum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/two-pests-threaten-texas-grain-sorghum#comments Grains Grain Sorghum Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:05:00 +0000 87171 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Harvesting grain sorghum near San Angelo, Texas</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Steve Byrns) $7 wheat on November 20, 2014 http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/7-wheat-november-20-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">To break the wheat price downtrend, the KC September wheat contract price needs to close above $6.60.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/7-wheat-november-20-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/7-wheat-november-20-2014#comments Grains Wheat Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:17:00 +0000 87151 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>As wheat harvest winds down across the Southwest producers look at market opportunities.</p> Sugarcane aphids reach treatment threshold in NE Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphids-reach-treatment-threshold-ne-texas <div class="node-body article-body">Kendal Wright doesn’t intend to let a heavy infestation of sugarcane aphids jeopardize his chances of making an excellent grain sorghum crop this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphids-reach-treatment-threshold-ne-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphids-reach-treatment-threshold-ne-texas#comments Grains Grain Sorghum Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:27:00 +0000 87051 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Texas AgriLife Extension IPM specialist Jim Swart, checks a grain sorghum field for sugarcane aphid infestations. Swart says treating the aphid with Transform WG insecticide has proven effective so far this summer</p> Early sugarcane aphid infestation threatens NE Texas grain sorghum http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/early-sugarcane-aphid-infestation-threatens-ne-texas-grain-sorghum <div class="node-body video-body">Timely application of Transform WG insecticide is offering excellent control of sugarcane aphids in Northeast Texas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/early-sugarcane-aphid-infestation-threatens-ne-texas-grain-sorghum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/early-sugarcane-aphid-infestation-threatens-ne-texas-grain-sorghum#comments Grains Grain Sorghum Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:26:00 +0000 87041 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Sorghum is a smart crop http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sorghum-smart-crop <div class="node-body article-body">A gluten-free alternative to wheat and corn, grain sorghum is known as the “camel of crops” for its ability to grow and flourish on less water</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sorghum-smart-crop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sorghum-smart-crop#comments Grains Grain Sorghum Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:32:00 +0000 87031 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Aphids can create yield loss, harvest trouble http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/aphids-can-create-yield-loss-harvest-trouble <div class="node-body gallery-body">The sugarcane aphid poses a much greater threat to Northeast Texas sorghum fields this year than it did last summer when it showed up too late to cause much damage. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/aphids-can-create-yield-loss-harvest-trouble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/aphids-can-create-yield-loss-harvest-trouble#comments Grains Grain Sorghum Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 86991 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Kendal Wright, Hunt County, Texas, grain sorghum farmer, is watching sugrcane aphid opulaitons closely.</p> Early treatment key for southern rust control in corn http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/early-treatment-key-southern-rust-control-corn <div class="field-byline"> Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Applying a fungicide early to corn will help prevent southern rust from developing on corn leaves, even if the farmer can’t visually see the rust infection. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/early-treatment-key-southern-rust-control-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/early-treatment-key-southern-rust-control-corn#comments Grains Corn Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:32:00 +0000 86921 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Tom Isakeit, Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service plant pathologist, inspects corn at the Texas A&amp;M University field laboratory near College Station. Isakeit discussed southern rust and use of fungicides as part of the 2014 Crop Tour sponsored by AgriLife Extension and BASF.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Blair Fannin) Sugarcane aphids back in Valley, harvesting underway in Coastal Bend http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphids-back-valley-harvesting-underway-coastal-bend <div class="node-body article-body">As grain sorghum harvest picks up in South Texas and the Coastal Bend, Texas AgriLife researchers, pest management specialists and county agents are reporting increased sugarcane aphid (SCA) activity in the Lower Rio Grande Valley</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphids-back-valley-harvesting-underway-coastal-bend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphids-back-valley-harvesting-underway-coastal-bend#comments Grains Grain Sorghum Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 86891 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>AS HARVEST continues for grain sorghum producers in South Texas, producers are beginning to see more sugarcane aphids.</p> (Photo, Logan Hawkes) SW canola producers have insurance options http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sw-canola-producers-have-insurance-options <div class="field-byline"> Vic Schoonover </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Southwest canola producers in counties covered by the USDA Risk Management Agency winter canola crop insurance have until September 2 to buy policies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sw-canola-producers-have-insurance-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sw-canola-producers-have-insurance-options#comments Grains Canola Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:14:00 +0000 86861 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Canola producers in Oklahoma and Texas have crop insurance options.</p> Sugarcane aphid detected in Northeast Texas grain sorghum http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphid-detected-northeast-texas-grain-sorghum <div class="field-byline"> Jim Swart, Texas AgriLife IPM </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari, ia new and potentially serious pest of grain sorghum in Texas is showing up in North Texas fields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphid-detected-northeast-texas-grain-sorghum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphid-detected-northeast-texas-grain-sorghum#comments Grains Grain Sorghum Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:41:00 +0000 86771 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Sugarcane aphid has explosive reproductive capability.</p>