Drought Monitor Weekly: Hit or Miss Rains Across Most of the U.S. Aug 14, 2020

🕔Aug 14, 2020
Summary As Tropical Storm Isaias made its way up the east coast, many areas in the Northeast were beneficiaries of good precipitation amounts, but others missed out completely. In typical […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: Insects Quiet, but Don’t Stop Scouting Aug 14, 2020

🕔Aug 14, 2020
Cotton ranges from early bloom with more than 5 nodes above white flower (NAWF) to past physiological cutout with less than 2 NAWF. The area cotton crop reflects that 2/3 […]

Tennessee: Ag Sectors Taking Hit from COVID-19 Aug 14, 2020

🕔Aug 14, 2020
The latest research from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of agricultural commodity production and distribution, leading to substantial price […]

DTN Cotton Open: Steady, Awaits U.S.-China Meeting Aug 14, 2020

🕔Aug 14, 2020
After its moderate recovery Thursday, the cotton market is basically steady to higher in overnight trade. Thursday’s upward drive was influenced by the strong move in grains and the fact […]

Shurley on Cotton: USDA Numbers Offer an Unfavorable Surprise Aug 13, 2020

🕔Aug 13, 2020
Today’s USDA numbers were an unfavorable surprise to the market. Prices fell as a result. Today’s production numbers were based on conditions as of August 1. The numbers do not […]

DTN Cotton Close: Higher on Dollar, Grains Aug 13, 2020

🕔Aug 13, 2020
The cotton market reversed course Thursday to close higher. Apparently, there exists an element of disbelief to USDA’s bearish numbers of Wednesday. Traders wondered how could fewer planted acres, suffering […]

DTN Cotton Open: Market Offers Small Rebound Aug 13, 2020

🕔Aug 13, 2020
The cotton market is trading slightly higher, but still suffers from the hangover of Wednesday’s unexpected bearish crop report. Essentially, traders were looking for a reduction in the 2020 crop […]

Global Markets: Cotton – World Stocks Remain High, Not Just in China Aug 13, 2020

🕔Aug 13, 2020
Between 1960/61 and 2010/11, the world stocks-to-use ratio stayed between 30 and 60 percent. However, since 2011/12 the stocks-to-use ratio has not dipped below 65 percent and has been above […]

Texas High Plains IPM: Bollworms in Cotton, Aphids, Armyworms in Sorghum – Podcast Aug 13, 2020

🕔Aug 13, 2020
Cotton: Bollworm pressure increasing in north, other pests occasional. Sorghum: sugarcane aphid generally increasing, hedgehog aphid found doing damage, fall armyworm ragging up whorl stage plants, spider mites in places. […]

Alabama Cotton: Stemphylium Leafspot – What You Should Know – Video Aug 13, 2020

🕔Aug 13, 2020
I am still getting a lot of questions about Stemphylium leafspot in cotton. Alabama Extension fertility specialist Dr. Audrey Gamble and I discuss why it is so prevalent this year […]

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