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 […]
Owen Taylor, Editor OVERVIEW Cotton planting gained momentum this week with nearly ideal conditions across a wide area…up to a point. Rain is in the forecast late in the week […]
Here are this week’s snippets on Arkansas cotton pulled from the current issue of AgFax Midsouth Cotton. To read the full report, click here. To subscribe to this free weekly […]
Heavy rains fell in parts of the Delta states, starting late last week. Amounts of 2 to 4 inches were common, although totals of 6 to 12 inches fell in spots. […]
Cotton – Midsouth – Bollworms Building, Unexpected Slippage Reported – AgFax Midsouth Cotton Jul 26, 2018
Bollworm activity has widened and treatments have been going out on a broader basis. Some slippage has been noted in triple-gene cotton in one location in central Louisiana. See comments by Sebe […]
Cotton – Midsouth – Plant Bugs Forcing More Treatment Decisions – AgFax Midsouth Cotton Jun 28, 2018
Plant bug numbers are picking up on a wider basis and more applications are being made. No huge numbers are being reported. Some fields are on their second spray. Immatures are […]
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 […]