As Hurricane Hanna made landfall July 25, it destroyed the majority of harvest-ready cotton in the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley. Early estimates show direct losses of cotton lint at $76 million and $14.2 million in cottonseed.
All that remains are cotton stalks and a quickly approaching September 1 deadline to destroy or make stalks not hostable for the boll weevil.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension IPM Agent Danielle Sekula, Weslaco, and Agronomist Josh McGinty, Corpus Christi, discuss destruction methods and effective herbicide treatments in this video.
To learn more about their stalk destruction trials and herbicide treatments, click here.
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