Cotton planting still lags but warmer and drier weather appear in the forecast just in time for a big early-May push.
More bolls are opening, and a limited amount of defoliation might crank up this week in Louisiana (if it hasn’t already).
Oddly growing plants continue to be reported. Symptoms include aborted terminals, tangled branches and lost fruit set. The late-planted Midsouth cotton crop is finding its feet. Much of our coverage area received ample rainfall from the short-lived hurricane, Barry. Most amounts were manageable and generally needed.
Midsouth crops are generally not suffering from a lack of moisture as we head towards July. Frequent rains across much of the region have minimized irrigation costs on a wide basis. Plant bugs are becoming more apparent and the treatment pace has picked up in older cotton.
Owen Taylor, Editor Questions, comments, complaints? My door is always open. Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Midsouth Cotton, sponsored by the Midsouth Cotton Team of AMVAC Chemical Corporation […]
Cotton continues to run noticeably ahead of schedule through much of the region, plus the crop looks quite promising.
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 […]
Bigger plantings expected across states – with one exception. How much it rains with next front could influence how the region’s final acreage trends.
The current tropical system – Harvey – couldn’t have taken shape at a worse time for cotton farmers in the lower Midsouth. Later this week the system will bring heavy amounts […]
Cotton – Midsouth – Bollworms Moving North – AgFax Jul 28, 2017
Bollworm activity continues in parts of the region. The pressure has declined to some degree in areas where it first cranked up, but eggs, worms and escapes are becoming more apparent […]