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These workers at the Juneteenth Drive-by Barbecue meal that was served Saturday, June 20, 2020, from the curb at the Van Ashley Pavilion in Littlefield’s Dunbar Park. They filled the plates for those who stayed in their cars to receive their plates. The event was different this year, because of the COVID-19 viral pandemic, in recognition of the importance of the Juneteenth Celebration, and in respect of the shut-downs. Shown, left to right, are: Robert Nichols, Pete Cordao, Kandy Scales, Will Williams, Betty Kemp, Retha Williams and Ann Bradley. (Photo courtesy Sharon Johnson)

Crop and Pest Situation Update

Cotton ranges from dryland still waiting on a good rain shower to get a stand to 6 leaf cotton plants. Many area fields it is difficult to count number of leaves since the blow on Tuesday. It has been awhile since we have had a good general rain and it is now critical that we receive one in the next 10 days. The only bright spot, besides how peanuts look, is the fact that we are not experiencing much in the way of thrips pressure. As of scouting today I feel we still must scout for thrips as the health of most of our cotton acres is compromised from wind damage. Any additional stress and feeding to terminals would be a death nail.


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