The fast moving tropical storm is going to cause the problem that everybody has been hoping for.
- In the drier areas, folks have been waiting on the rain before investing more into this crop.
- Part of the region in the more northern area has been getting some rain for a couple weeks, then last Friday primed the pump for almost everywhere.
- Now, as we expect full restorative moisture from the storm for which nobody can pronounce the name, we might have to wait another day or two.
- After that, a lot of cotton that has not been sprayed in the last couple of weeks will be targeted for insect, pix, boron and possibly some weed control strategies.
- The timing is good based on the crop stage with the oldest cotton finishing the third week of bloom and most of the younger is about a week or 10 days later.
- The insect pressure has remained as some of the lowest we have had here in a decade and began increasing out of corn late last week.
- A lot of fertilizer is still around, so if there are not enough bolls to use the resources, it will go into new growth.
- August is beginning to look promising, but busy.