The strong cotton market probably won’t prompt much acreage expansion past what growers hoped to plant, although some unplanted peanut ground may well move to cotton and growers may try a […]
Dry conditions have put cotton planting on hold in parts of the region. Where possible, growers are switching to planting peanuts because they can go deeper for moisture.
Issues with silverleaf whitefly continue in Georgia, southeast Alabama and parts of Florida — especially in later cotton.
Silverleaf whitefly greatly expanded their range in Georgia this summer and have now spread into adjoining areas in Alabama and Florida. They are present in 650,000 acres of cotton in Georgia […]
More cotton has been drowned out in parts of the region. The so-called “Fourth of July” showers added to the effect. Next question: will plants have sufficient roots if the […]
Rains put an end to final cotton planting in places. Pests easing into the picture.
Emerging cotton is extremely susceptible to grasshoppers. In this case, size matters.
A small amount of cotton picking may already have started. Bacterial blight continues to be a point of concern in parts of Georgia. In our Links section connect to a […]
Dry areas remain, and cotton is taking a hit in those locations. But a number of our contacts this week said rainfall patterns have been somewhat favorable at times. Irrigation […]
Bugs, mites and worms building to varying degrees – scouting will be necessary.