Tennessee Cotton: Yield Potential and Planting Date May 22, 2020

🕔May 22, 2020
With the majority of our cotton acreage yet to be planted, many have asked how late should I plant?  To answer that question, you must estimate current lint yield potential.

North Carolina Cotton: Strong Planting Window Approaches May 11, 2020

🕔May 11, 2020
Soil temperature at a 3-inch depth was 62 degrees at 8 a.m. this morning (May 11). You can see how the variation in soil temperature across the state in Figure […]

Virginia Cotton: Weather Looks Good for Planting After Weekend Freeze May 8, 2020

🕔May 8, 2020
The moment we have been waiting for is at hand. That moment of course is the arrival of spring.  Well, perhaps more people are waiting for the end of virus […]

Virginia Cotton: Variety Decisions – Tweaking the Plan May 5, 2020

🕔May 5, 2020
We make a lot of our cotton variety decisions based on the technology package, past performance, as well as suitability to our management style. As we look at the hand […]

Virginia Cotton: A Few Nice Days, Then Chill Concerns May 1, 2020

🕔May 1, 2020
That really nice string of warm days that we like to see in order to plant cotton is going to give us a wink this weekend. Saturday through Monday are […]

Virginia Cotton: Expect a Slower Planting Season, Emergence Apr 28, 2020

🕔Apr 28, 2020
Planting season is upon us, although it will not be the type of season we have become used to for the last several. Plus we have been here often. Early Tuesday […]

North Carolina Cotton: Thrips Management Starts Before Planting Apr 28, 2020

🕔Apr 28, 2020
According to Dr. Edmisten and Collins, planting conditions might improve for safe planting around May 3. With planters rolling soon, we urge growers to think about thrips management now. The […]

North Carolina Cotton: Don’t Rush to Plant Just Yet Apr 27, 2020

🕔Apr 27, 2020
Soil temperature at a 3-inch depth was 58.2 degrees at 7 a.m. this morning (April 27). We find it alarming that the highest early morning soil temperature in the last […]

Oklahoma Cotton: Considerations for Planting, Early Season Growth Apr 24, 2020

🕔Apr 24, 2020
The first two to three weeks of the cotton season is a critical period to monitor growth and development of the crop. It’s key to understand the interactions between environmental […]

Arkansas Cotton: When Should You Plant? Apr 22, 2020

🕔Apr 22, 2020
Recommendation: Keep the cotton planter parked.  Current planting conditions rated very poor. Heat unit accumulation five days after planting continues to deteriorate this week and does not improve significantly until […]

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