Mississippi Field Reports: Cotton Looks Good, Some Replanting Needed

Fertilizer application in cotton. ©Debra L Ferguson Stock Photography

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 16, 2019.

Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents

Jimbo Burkhalter, Panola and Tallahatchie Counties
“We welcomed rains over the weekend to help in areas that have gotten too dry. Some farmers were waiting on this front to come through to complete their planting.”

Steve Winters, Grenada County
“Herbicides and fertilizer are the main things this week. Very little insect treatments going out. Cattle producers are laying hay down has quick as they can.”

Dr. Bill Burdine, Union County
“Received light showers last two weekends but need a slow soaking rain. We still have a few acres of soybeans to plant. Some cotton looks great, but some needs replanting. This is mostly linked to soil condition at planting.”

Preston Aust, IV, Issaquena and Sharkey Counties
“We could really use a few showers to get these young crops going. Irrigation is in full force where available. Insect pressure on cotton has been moderate but steady.”

Randall H. McKey, III, Amite County
“We had significant rainfall at this week’s end. Hay producers enjoyed the opportunity to produce hay early in the week.”

General Comments

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According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 16, 2019. Topsoil moisture supplies were 3 percent very short, 28 percent short, 63 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were 2 percent very short, 21 percent short, 67 percent adequate, and 10 percent surplus.

Low temperatures ranged from 56.7 degrees Fahrenheit at Winona to 72.3 degrees Fahrenheit at Biloxi. Highs ranged from 80.4 degrees Fahrenheit at Independence to 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit at Hattiesburg. Light precipitation was received in some parts of the State, with the highest concentration in the coastal part of the State with an average of 0.37 inch.


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