Southwest Cotton: Countdown to Cracked Bolls Sep 9, 2021
Larry Stalcup, Contributing Editor Katie Humphreys, Editor Ernst Undesser, Editor Subscribe Back Issues Here is this week’s issue of AgFax Southwest Cotton, sponsored by the Southwest team of PhytoGen cottonseed. […]
Most of the cotton is past the point of scouting for insects, a welcomed time by growers and consultants. Most expect a large harvest in October.
The Southeast is examining crops after Hurricane Ida made her landfall.
Southwest Cotton: Worms Are Playing Leapfrog Sep 2, 2021
Worms are playing leapfrog in cotton, corn and sorghum fields in the southern Texas Panhandle. IPM agent Blayne Reed has the story, along with word on stink bugs, lygus, aphids and other critters.
Advancing 174 points, December cotton futures closed the week at 94.84 finding itself within two cents of the contract high of 96.71. Though trading activity was much less volatile than […]
Most of the time, but not always, prices tend to trend down into the harvest months. It’s called seasonality and for that reason, farmers like to price some portion of […]
Weekly Cotton Market Review – USDA Aug 27, 2021
Spot quotations averaged 18 points higher 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, […]
Midsouth Cotton: Cotton Hasn’t Been Let Loose But Harvest Is In Full Swing for Other Crops Aug 27, 2021
Last pest applications are going out on cotton before it’s turned loose. The end is definitely a welcomed sight this year.
Southeast Cotton: Insect Pressure Still on the Rise Aug 27, 2021
The Southeast is still seeing treatable amounts of insects across most fields and are anxiously awaiting crop maturity where the plant can withstand the bugs. After a late start for almost everyone, applications are still being made as September approaches. In fact, some areas are battling the highest pressures yet this season, making this an even longer growing season than normal.
Southwest Cotton: Aphids – To Spray or Not to Spray? Aug 26, 2021
Cotton aphids are in many fields – and there’s a dilemma on whether to spray. AgriLife entomologist Megha Parajulee contends that unless there is a major flareup in the next few weeks, beneficial insects should hold down aphids.