B Pam Caraway, Contributing Editor Owen Taylor, Editor Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Southeast Cotton, sponsored by the Southern Cotton Team of Amvac Chemical Corporation. Subscribe OVERVIEW Pests […]
Plant bugs are being treated and more applications may be necessary, but concerns exist about flaring spider mites and whitefly by taking out beneficial insects too early.
Drier weather and more sunshine are helping move the crop along but an assortment of pests are waiting in the wings.
Pests are creeping onto the scene and more pressure seems likely as we head toward the second half of June.
Cotton farmers leave some acres unplanted after rain and cold weather kept them out of the field. This will take an extra bite out of cotton plantings for 2020.
Rains continue delaying planting progress in parts of the region, and some growers may fall back on prevented planting coverage.
Sunshine and warmer temperatures are doing great things for the crop. Rain varies from none to heavy, with tropical storm Arthur dumping heavy amounts on the Carolinas.
Improved growing conditions will push planting activity through most of the region this week. The Southeast cotton crop may finally be on track for 2020.
Colder weather will put planting on hold in the upper Southeast, but farmers in the lower half of the region have somewhat better conditions and are rolling hard.
After too much rain and cold weather, planting weather looks much better going into May. Farmers have plenty of ground to cover.