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Texas rice dodges Hurricane Hanna; some ratooning in question

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• By Dr. Steve Linscombe • Hurricane Hanna made landfall Saturday evening on Padre Island south of Corpus Christi, Texas, as a Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 90 mph. Fortunately, this is southwest of the major Texas rice-producing area west of Houston. While a small amount of the crop had some lodging associated with storm winds, the storm’s ... Read More »

Get the jump on planthoppers

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Begin scouting early to catch the pest before it can cause significant yield loss. • By Vicky Boyd, Editor • For three out of the past five years, growers and consultants have found the rice planthopper in scattered fields of second-crop rice south and west of Houston, Texas. Dr. Mo Way, Texas A&M AgriLife Research entomologist, has told growers and ... Read More »