Cotton is blooming widely now. That means it needs rain, which has been spotty, at best, for weeks.
Residual herbicides have browned up some cotton more than might be expected, two of our contacts noted this week. The effect has occurred wtith several herbicides and/or adjuvants.
Cotton is squaring widely now and plant bugs are finding it. Abnormally large bollworm flight taking shape in parts of region, too.
Planting has stopped in places where growers have either run out of moisture or are waiting for soils to dry out. How much later people will plant cotton remains an open […]
Delays abound. Will Delta farmers buckle down and plant the last acres late? The price of soybeans may influence how long growers will keep cotton seed flowing.
Seedlings are jumping out of the ground. Cotton planters are running hard. Plenty of farmers have finished planting or could hit that point before next week.
Bigger plantings expected across states – with one exception. How much it rains with next front could influence how the region’s final acreage trends.
Too much rain and cloudy weather have clearly taken a toll on cotton in parts of our coverage area. Much of the damage – boll rot, hardlocking and fruit shed – […]
Defoliation started on a limited basis. mainly in the week before Harvey. More rain fell in the region after Harvey’s passage, triggered by a cold front that moved through the Delta […]
What remains of Hurricane Harvey moved into the Midsouth to varying degrees and could likely effect areas in western and northern Alabama along the way. This is not a good situation.