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It’s big, but it’s not a ‘murder hornet’

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Texas A&M AgriLife experts say Texans mistakenly identifying cicada killer wasps as Asian giant hornets. • By Kay Ledbetter • Since the release of information about Asian giant hornets, Texas A&M AgriLife entomologists are being inundated with cicada killers and other lookalike insects submitted for identification as a possible “murder hornet,” which thus far has only been found in Washington ... Read More »

Junglerice control after initial glyphosate + dicamba application

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• By Clay Perkins • Questions continue to be asked on how to best manage junglerice, barnyardgrass and goosegrass in cotton and soybean. Research earlier this spring looking at grass control after an initial glyphosate + dicamba application showed that if a follow-up glyphosate application was applied seven days later better than 90% junglerice control could be achieve (data below). ... Read More »

NASS report: Cotton plantings estimated at 12.2 million, down 11%

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has issued its 2020 acreage report, which confirms planted cotton acreage is less this season than it was in 2019. All cotton planted area for 2020 is estimated at 12.2 million acres, down 11% from 2019, according to the report. Upland area is estimated at 12 million acres, down 1% from ... Read More »

Extension hears concerns about poor Palmer amaranth control with dicamba

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• By Larry Steckel and Clay Perkins • Calls continue to come in on concerns about poor Palmer amaranth control after a dicamba application. More than a few have reported that Palmer amaranth has survived multiple dicamba + glyphosate applications (Example right). In visiting with farmers, consultants and retailers it is interesting to note that some are seeing relatively good ... Read More »