Virginia Cotton: Defoliation Season Should Begin Early

🕔Aug 27, 2019Our 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, 2019I 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, 2019It’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, 2019Cotton 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, 2019I’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, 2019General 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 […]

Texas West Plains Cotton: All Quiet on the Insect Front

🕔Jul 19, 2019I began finding blooms and small bolls on Monday, July 15, mostly in Cochran County. Plant mapping data indicates that area cotton is going into bloom with 8.5 nodes above […]

North Carolina Cotton: 3 Approaches With 2019’s Variable Crop

🕔Jul 16, 2019The 2019 cotton crop is probably the most variable statewide that we’ve seen in quite some time. Many areas have been plagued with severe drought, which resulted in some cotton […]

Tennessee Cotton: And Away We Go – Controlling Plant Growth in 2019

🕔Jul 5, 2019Reports of scattered blooms are trickling in from April planted cotton and we are on-track to have much of the early May planted cotton blooming by July 4th.  I’ve been […]

Virginia Cotton: Crop Looks Good, Some Fertility Issues

🕔Jun 26, 2019There are two strongly different situations in our cotton crop.  An oversimplification is that we have some pretty cotton, and well, we have the other cotton that is not beautiful…yet. […]

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