Grains http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6011/more en Sugarcane aphids are back in Central Texas and the High Plains http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphids-are-back-central-texas-and-high-plains <div class="field-byline"> Texas AgriLife reports </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Sugarcane aphids have been identified in the Texas High Plains and in West Central Texas in the past few days.</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/sugarcane-aphids-are-back-central-texas-and-high-plains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sugarcane-aphids-are-back-central-texas-and-high-plains#comments Grains Grain Sorghum Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:00:00 +0000 93181 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Pictured are about 180 sugarcane aphids on a sorghum leaf, well above the 50-aphid trigger-to-treat number experts advise.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Pat Porter) South Texas crop life after the deluge http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/south-texas-crop-life-after-deluge <div class="node-body article-body">Corn and sorghum plants that were lodging from the high winds and floods are growing taller and looking healthier.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/south-texas-crop-life-after-deluge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/south-texas-crop-life-after-deluge#comments Grains Precipitation Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:26:00 +0000 93141 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Flooded crops across the state posed multiple challenges for Texas farmers, but some clear, warm weather and good soil moisture some see potential for good yields.</p> Texas rice crop conditions vary; rainfall helps and hurts http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/texas-rice-crop-conditions-vary-rainfall-helps-and-hurts <div class="field-byline"> Robert Burns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many Texas rice producers were rained out of field this spring as persistent rainfall prevented planting, damaged planted acreage and encouraged disease pressure.</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/texas-rice-crop-conditions-vary-rainfall-helps-and-hurts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/texas-rice-crop-conditions-vary-rainfall-helps-and-hurts#comments Grains Rice Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:04:00 +0000 93051 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The condition of Texas rice varied widely this past week, according to Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service county agent weekly reports.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Communications photo by Robert Burns) Saturated soils set back corn, grain sorghum crops http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/saturated-soils-set-back-corn-grain-sorghum-crops <div class="node-body article-body">Persistent rainfall dumped as much as 15 inches on Central Texas in May, resulting in saturated or flooded fields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/saturated-soils-set-back-corn-grain-sorghum-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/saturated-soils-set-back-corn-grain-sorghum-crops#comments Grains Grains Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:04:00 +0000 93021 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Wind and heavy rain continued to pound Central and South Texas well into June, resulting in damaged root systems and nutrient deficiiencies.</p> Track assembly on combine foils adverse harvest conditions http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/track-assembly-combine-foils-adverse-harvest-conditions <div class="node-body article-body">A tracked combine made the difference in wet wheat fields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/track-assembly-combine-foils-adverse-harvest-conditions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/wheat/track-assembly-combine-foils-adverse-harvest-conditions#comments Grains Wheat Wheat Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:56:00 +0000 93011 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>BEN SCHOLZ harvest wheat in a field with puddles big enough to attract ducks. A track assembly installed on his combine made harvest under adverse conditions much easier.</p> Ben Scholz Sopping wet May devastated Central Texas grain crops http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sopping-wet-may-devastated-central-texas-grain-crops <div class="node-body article-body">“I’ve never seen an extreme weather change like the one we had this spring.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sopping-wet-may-devastated-central-texas-grain-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/sopping-wet-may-devastated-central-texas-grain-crops#comments Grains Grains Mon, 22 Jun 2015 15:11:00 +0000 93001 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>AGRICULTURIST OF THE YEAR David Kuhl chats with Ryan Collett, farm manager for the Stiles Farm near Thrall, Texas.</p> No break from Mother Nature as Texas, Oklahoma get drenched by June rains http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/no-break-mother-nature-texas-oklahoma-get-drenched-june-rains <div class="node-body gallery-body">While the record rains of May were welcomed by most Texas farmers and ranchers after years of severe drought, what many say started as a blessing is quickly turning into a disaster.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/no-break-mother-nature-texas-oklahoma-get-drenched-june-rains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/water-shortage/no-break-mother-nature-texas-oklahoma-get-drenched-june-rains#comments Cotton Grains Water Shortage Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:58:00 +0000 92981 at http://southwestfarmpress.com K-State research solves mystery of temperature’s effect on Palmer amaranth control http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/k-state-research-solves-mystery-temperature-s-effect-palmer-amaranth-control <div class="node-body article-body">Physiological and molecular mechanisms are responsible for difference in HPPD-inhibitor herbicide efficacy of Palmer amaranth.</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/management/k-state-research-solves-mystery-temperature-s-effect-palmer-amaranth-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/management/k-state-research-solves-mystery-temperature-s-effect-palmer-amaranth-control#comments Cotton Grains Management Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:51:00 +0000 92961 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Good crowd attends indoor field day http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/good-crowd-attends-indoor-field-day <div class="node-body gallery-body">Weeks of rainy weather and the threat of a tropical storm dumping even more rain on Central Texas sent the 52nd annual Stiles Farm Field Day offsite and indoors for the first time ever Tuesday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/good-crowd-attends-indoor-field-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/good-crowd-attends-indoor-field-day#comments Grains Conferences Wed, 17 Jun 2015 01:30:00 +0000 92951 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Williamson County, Texas farmer David Kuhl</p> Scouting is crucial for sugarcane aphid control in sorghum http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/scouting-crucial-sugarcane-aphid-control-sorghum <div class="node-body article-body">Research and Extension specialists have refined treatment recommendations since the aphid first appeared on sorghum two years ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/scouting-crucial-sugarcane-aphid-control-sorghum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/grains/scouting-crucial-sugarcane-aphid-control-sorghum#comments Grains Grain Sorghum Wed, 17 Jun 2015 00:04:00 +0000 92941 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>SUGARCANE APHIDS on sorghum leaves. Proper identification is important entomologists say since several other aphids also get into sorghum.</p>