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Blayne Reed
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Hale & Swisher County IPM Agent
Hale & Swisher County IPM Agent

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South Plains Scout School - May 25, 2017
Everyone is invited to join us for the South Plains Field
Scout School on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Lubbock.  If you or your workers
need an introduction and basic understanding of field scouting cotton, corn,
sorghum, or peanuts for insect or disease, this...

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May 2, 2017 Soil Temp in southeastern Swisher
May 2, 2017 Soil Temp For the third year in a row, cool, wet
weather has moved in just as we look to start planting season for cotton and
are still adding to our winter heating bill rather than making turns in our
cotton fields.   Following last weekend’s
n...

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2016 Hale, Swisher, & Floyd Annual IPM Report
2016 Hale, Swisher, & Floyd Annual IPM Report     https://hale.agrilife.org/ipm-2/ Provided is a link to the 2016 Hale, Swisher, & Floyd
Annual IPM Report.  Included in the report are: Summaries of our 2016
educational plans and the results of customer...

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April 24, 2017 Quick Look at Area Soil Temperaturesand Successful Planting of Sorghum, Corn, & Cotton
April 24, 2017 Quick Look at Area Soil
Temperatures and Successful Planting of Sorghum, Corn, & Cotton                Planting
season is nearly upon us again, and many good producers are getting very antsy
about getting into the field, especially our sorghu...

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U.S. EPA Denies Activist Petition and Retains All Chlorpyrifos Tolerances
The following was just released today from Dow AgroSciences: On October 30, 2015, the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposal to revoke U.S.
food tolerances for the insecticide chlorpyrifos. This proposal was an outcome
of a Ninth Ci...

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Bt Cotton Fact Sheet Available for 2017 IPM Plans
Bt Cotton Fact Sheet Available for 2017 IPM Plans It has been
several seasons since we have had full tilt bollworm problems on the Texas High
Plains.   That just has not been so in
other parts of the cotton belt.   While they
have been “away,” they have com...
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