Tennessee Cotton: Estimating Yield Loss from Fall Out Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019While the finish line is either within sight or has been reached by most, Tennessee still has several acres of cotton in the field.  Several have reported fall out, or […]

Alabama Cotton: Late Oct. Rains Slow Down Harvest Nov 6, 2019

🕔Nov 6, 2019The latter part of October ushered in rains which ended an extended period of great harvest weather. Since then, showers and overcast days have interrupted picking regularly, making it difficult […]

Virginia Cotton: Micronaire Primary Source of Quality Concern Nov 1, 2019

🕔Nov 1, 2019Harvest approaches two thirds complete.  Ginning is about 2 and a half weeks behind the call-in dates.  Our gins are operating at record pace which is helping us keep our […]

Tennessee Cotton: Opening Bolls Immediately Before a Freeze Oct 29, 2019

🕔Oct 29, 2019The forecast lows for Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday nights have bounced around over the past few days, but this morning they included a 26, 28, 28 and 31.  I’ve passed many fields with […]

Texas High Plains Cotton: Harvest Activity Increases Oct 18, 2019

🕔Oct 18, 2019Thanks to favorable weather, harvest activity on the Texas High Plains increased fairly significantly over the past week, with more defoliant being sprayed in places that did not get a […]

Virginia Cotton: Harvest Advancing Fast Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019Cotton harvest is in full throttle now and we are about 20% harvested. Often at peak picking time, we can get almost 25% per week with no stopping, although with […]

Tennessee: Cotton Harvest Issues – Podcast Oct 4, 2019

🕔Oct 4, 2019Speeding up a slow boll…managing regrowth…or avoiding it all together. Dr. Tyson Raper addresses these issues in this podcast.

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 […]

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 […]

Cotton Harvest By Robots – A Fit For Smaller Alternatives? Jun 6, 2019

🕔Jun 6, 2019The agricultural workforce is shrinking and some Clemson University researchers believe robots may help provide a means to protect America’s food and fiber industries. A group of them studying the […]

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