Cotton: Cut Out – What Exactly Does It Mean? Aug 4, 2020

🕔Aug 4, 2020
I walked several fields last week that looked like mid-August cotton. Blooms were nearing the top of the plant, the result of a couple of weeks of high temperatures, and, […]

Tennessee Cotton: Growth Stages and Water Requirements Jul 17, 2020

🕔Jul 17, 2020
While May brought a great deal of rain, June and July have been dry for much of West Tennessee.  We are already beginning to see the impacts on cotton growth […]

Virginia Cotton: Growth, Squaring Advance Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
Our cotton crop is responding to soil moisture and heat. Growth and node development are noticeable and it is beginning to make a good number of squares. We are still […]

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

🕔Sep 27, 2019
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 […]

Virginia Cotton: Defoliation Season Should Begin Early Aug 27, 2019

🕔Aug 27, 2019
Our advanced 2019 cotton crop has begun to show off in August this year with a good amount of boll opening all over the region and particularly in the first […]

Virginia Cotton: Do ‘Cutout’ and ‘Insect Safe’ Mean the Same Thing? Aug 21, 2019

🕔Aug 21, 2019
I believe the most important distinction we need to make for cotton currently is in determining when the crop has cut out. Sometimes we talk about cutout being after cotton […]

Tennessee Cotton: Why Is the Crop “Turning” Early? – Podcast Aug 6, 2019

🕔Aug 6, 2019
It’s been a tough season for cotton producers. Dr. Tyson Raper discusses why cotton appears to be “turning” early.

Virginia Cotton: Moth Numbers, Crop Maturity, Bugs All Advancing Jul 26, 2019

🕔Jul 26, 2019
Cotton had low plant bug pressure early, and a slow buildup until recently occurring in the areas that have kept getting a little rain all along. Stinkbugs have been present […]

Tennessee Cotton: Managing Growth After Hurricane Barry Jul 24, 2019

🕔Jul 24, 2019
I’ve been fielding questions lately on managing plant growth after Hurricane Barry’s deluge coupled with the ‘cool’ temperatures forecast for this week.  Most of these discussions have led to someone […]

Texas Plains Cotton: Good Growth in Heat, Mostly Quiet on Insects Jul 24, 2019

🕔Jul 24, 2019
General Status Hot with some of the first triple digit temperatures of the growing season. Which, despite being uncomfortable for humans, is what our late cotton needs, assuming it is […]

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