North Carolina Cotton: Likely the Last Week for Accumulating Heat Units Oct 13, 2020

🕔Oct 13, 2020
Hopefully, this will be the last update on weather and heat unit forecasts for this year. In an effort to keep this article brief, see our previous newsletters on this […]

Alabama Cotton: Abundant Boll Rot, Hardlock from Excessive Rains Oct 13, 2020

🕔Oct 13, 2020
The initial (August) USDA estimate for Alabama cotton predicted an average yield of 981 lb/A with a total of 950,000 bales from 465,000 acres. The September report had downward adjustments […]

North Carolina Cotton: Top vs. Bottom Crop – Deciding Which to Chase Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
As expected, the prolonged dry and hot weather that occurred in many areas in North Carolina has not only affected yield potential but has also complicated decisions for the 2020 […]

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.

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