The 1st Bale of 2015 cotton was delivered to the Harlingen Gin yesterday July 16th. Congratulations to Pepe Ortega of Platon Farms of Mercedes for being able to deliver the first bale of cotton in the United States!
This week we are seeing a lot more cotton in bloom as we head towards harvest time. We are seeing about 5-20% open bolls and by the end of next week we should be at 30-50% open bolls. We did pick up on a few Verde bugs and tarnished plant bugs this week as I received reports that a couple of fields were sprayed for Verde bugs but the majority of the Valley’s cotton seems to be in the clear for these pests.