Cotton bloomed way ahead of the Fourth of July, thanks to plenty of heat, which also has pushed bollworm moths and egg laying.
If no widespread rain falls soon in Arkansas, farmers with limited pumping capacity will have to decide whether to put water on rice to maintain floods or irrigate soybeans.
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.
Hot, dry weather has forced growers into flushing significant acreage in the Midsouth. Temperatures have edged into the 90s now and windy conditions have further pulled out soil moisture.
Cotton – Midsouth – Ideal Planting Conditions With An 80-Cent Market – AgFax Midsouth Cotton May 10, 2018
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.
A wide portion of the Arkansas crop went down. Rice also lodged to varying degrees in Mississippi and northeast Louisiana. Some yield will be lost and quality issues could arise […]
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.
A small amount of harvest started this week in Mississippi and maybe in Arkansas. But rainfall has sidelined combines in places. Rain continues to bedevil farmers in southwest Louisiana. Growers caught a short break in the weather late […]
Bollworms have slacked off in places but are building in others. In some cotton a third application has either been made or will be soon. They are beginning to turn up […]
First rice cut for 2017 in Louisiana, making for an early start. More heading begins in Midsouth.