Midsouth Cotton: Cotton Defoliation Heats Up Sep 24, 2021
Cotton defoliation is underway on most farms, and the number of defoliated acres will continue to grow over the next two weeks. Although the crop is still late compared with previous years, it is still a predominantly heavy top crop.
Southeast Cotton: End of Season Comments Sep 24, 2021
The Southeast is nearing the end of a late season. With stink bugs and other pests still lingering, growers anticipate defoliation.
Wheat acres are expected to increase in Texas, but dry, warm conditions are delaying many plantings for now, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Texas producers are expected […]
We can learn a great deal by comparing notes. Slicing bolls is one of the best ways to time defoliation- and most agree on what represents a ‘mature’ boll (dark […]
While corn and soybeans are reaching maturity slightly ahead of normal this year, harvest of both crops so far is progressing at a close-to-average pace, USDA NASS’ said in its […]
Some things in this world are just difficult to explain such as Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, the Fibonacci Sequence, or why a tomato has more genes than a human. Equally […]
Going into Friday’s weekly close December cotton futures were holding well above the important 92 cent price support level, (91.50-91.80). This support as has been frequently discussed should continue to […]
Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA Sep 17, 2021
Spot quotations averaged 63 points lower than the previous week, according to the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. Quotations for the base quality of cotton (color 41, […]
September’s cool weather begins the signal of finishing the summer season and bringing focus to the fall. Fall harvest has been good to corn growers for the most part. We’ve […]
The weather is cooperating with some areas more than others. East Louisiana and Arkansas are experiencing perfect harvest weather, but it’s been raining in south Mississippi for four days with another week of rain in the forecast.