Cotton and wheat are the two major row crops in our area. There is also a small amount of milo planted. We offer insecticide, herbicide, fungicide and fertilizer applications.
Cotton - Our
on-staff entomologist offers full season consulting for the cotton crop.
We can take soil samples testing for both fertility and nematode infestation.
We can offer variety recommendations. During the growing season we offer
herbicide, insecticide, plant growth regulator and other management assistance.
At the end of the season we offer crop termination advice regarding the
defoliation of the crop.
Wheat - Our entomologist is also very helpful for wheat production. By keeping a close eye on a large area of two counties, we are usually the first to detect insects moving into the area. With early detection and treatment, you save money by saving yield potential.
The same is true with regards to weeds. Weeds take a large amount of moisture and fertility from your soil. The earlier you treat the weed infestations, the more precious moisture you save for your wheat crop. Broadleaf weeds are generally very economical to treat. Wild oats, on the other hand, are a very invasive weed, that left untreated, can cause great loss of yield and dockage at the elevator. Oats are more difficult and expensive to control, with timing and available moisture being key factors.
Proper fertility is
a factor many farmers don't take full advantage of. Part of the reason,
of course, is the high input cost up front with no guaranty of return
on investment. We have options to help here also. With the use of foliar
fertilizers you can limit your exposure to drought, by limiting your fertilizer
inputs up-front. If moisture and commodity prices allow, you can then
put money in at a later date, with more likelihood of payoff.
Milo - Milo is a minor crop in our area, but we can assist you there also. Pre-plant fertility and herbicides are important inputs we can assist you with. Occasionally insects do infest milo fields. Our entomologist can help you determine the economic thresholds and any necessary treatments.
Box 100 - Municipal Airport - Munday, TX 76371
(940) 422-4511 Office - (800) 687-3327 Toll Free - (940) 422-4140 Fax - (940) 203-0439 Mobile