It 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 […]
As 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
There 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 […]
In this podcast, Dr. Tyson Raper addresses cotton defoliation concerns and offers product recommendations for defoliating weather stressed plants.
The 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 […]
Prior 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
Situation 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 […]
Preliminary 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 […]
The 2019 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide is now available online.
With 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, […]