Georgia Cotton: Harvest Ahead of Schedule, Crop Looking Good Sep 27, 2019

🕔Sep 27, 2019It seems like just yesterday we were planting the 2019 Georgia cotton crop, yet here at the end of September producers have already gotten started with defoliation and harvest. We […]

Virginia Cotton: Unprecedented Hot Weather for Defoliation Sep 26, 2019

🕔Sep 26, 2019As October approaches, we are now moving to the more normal period for defoliation and by the end of next week, we will perhaps start to see some fall temperatures […]

Virginia Cotton: Forecast Looks Good for Defoliation Sep 20, 2019

🕔Sep 20, 2019There is a lot of agreement in the computer weather forecasts that the next 2 weeks will be characterized by warm to hot weather, a lot of sunshine, and almost […]

Tennessee Cotton: Defoliation Concerns, Product Recommendations – Podcast Sep 18, 2019

🕔Sep 18, 2019In this podcast, Dr. Tyson Raper addresses cotton defoliation concerns and offers product recommendations for defoliating weather stressed plants.

Virginia Cotton: Weather Looking Better for Defoliation Sep 17, 2019

🕔Sep 17, 2019The weather this week seems like a gift compared to what the forecast said last week. Hey, nobody is complaining even though peanuts that have missed all of the hurricane […]

Virginia Cotton: The ‘Art’ of Defoliation, Plus a Few Rules Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019Prior to harvest, cotton must be defoliated to improve picker performance, cotton quality, module storage, and yield.  The timing of this strategy is as much of an art as it […]

Alabama Cotton: Crop Speeding Towards Harvest Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019Situation Our crop is speeding to open.  Many fields are ready for harvest aids and the majority of the crop is well ahead of normal due to high temperatures.  Late-planted […]

North Carolina Cotton: Post-Hurricane Management Tips Sep 7, 2019

🕔Sep 7, 2019Preliminary reports indicate that damage to the cotton crop ranges from severe to very little, with the most damage obviously in near-coastal counties and the Blacklands – but we will […]

2019 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide Now Available Aug 30, 2019

🕔Aug 30, 2019The 2019 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide is now available online.

Georgia Cotton: Proper Defoliation Timing an Important Decision Aug 30, 2019

🕔Aug 30, 2019With harvest season less than a month away for some Georgia cotton farmers, knowing when to defoliate is an important decision all growers have to make, according to Mark Freeman, […]

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