Virginia Cotton: Crop Moving into Sensitive Stage

🕔Jul 17, 2019A little bit of rain. Another chance of rain in a couple of days, and then next week 40 or 50 percent chance for many afternoons. It’s the type of […]

Virginia Cotton: Crop Shaping Up Nicely So Far

🕔Jul 11, 2019It has been a good year to hit the easy button for cotton, at least easy compared to the last several years. Cotton looks healthy with mostly dry conditions but […]

Virginia Cotton: Crop Looks Good, Some Fertility Issues

🕔Jun 26, 2019There are two strongly different situations in our cotton crop.  An oversimplification is that we have some pretty cotton, and well, we have the other cotton that is not beautiful…yet. […]

Virginia Cotton: Common Issues from Wet Weather

🕔Jun 20, 2019June weather continues to be almost opposite of May although we are expecting the frequency of rainfall to slow down by the weekend. There is a characteristic that most all […]

Virginia Cotton: Crop Looks Good, Developing Faster Than Normal

🕔Jun 11, 2019One of the challenges of figuring out priorities for us folks in Row-Crop Agriculture is related to timing.  Typically, we humans conduct our lives based on a calendar.  School gets […]

Virginia Cotton: Rain Gave 90% Coverage, More at End of Week

🕔Jun 4, 2019It’s interesting how the season has already changed. We had a good beginning with temperature and moisture, and it was looking like everything would be early. Then came the dry […]

Virginia Cotton: Managing Fertility in Drier Conditions

🕔May 30, 2019A big challenge for fertility management for the last several years has been from rain events.  Both 2017 and 2018 had enough rainfall in the spring to cause some of […]

Virginia Cotton: Orthene Time, Priorities with Approaching Dry Period

🕔May 15, 2019Looks like we went into the refrigerator on Tuesday night and by Friday, its going to be full throttle Summertime.  There are several defining events for each cotton season that […]

Virginia Cotton: Are You More Than 25% Planted?

🕔May 3, 2019I’m not going to call out names, but when my first call of the day on May 3rd is “Hey, I’ve already planted half of my cotton, what should I […]

Virginia Cotton: Rapid Progress Expected

🕔May 1, 2019We usually expect a cool week to follow a warm week this time of the year when we are getting started with our peanut and cotton planting. Well, that ain’t […]

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