Alabama Cotton: Dry Spring Causes Management Difficulties

🕔Jun 5, 2019Rain in the forecast is a welcome change from the lingering dry conditions Alabama producers have battled this spring. Producers generally plant cotton between April 20 and the first week […]

Tennessee Cotton: 7 Days Left in May – Plant/Replant Considerations

🕔May 24, 2019I’ve spent the past several days walking replants and fielding last minute variety placement/selection questions.  This post covers a few thoughts I’d like to share concerning replants, variety maturity, and […]

Georgia Cotton: Dusting in Seed in Dry Conditions

🕔May 23, 2019Dusting in cotton is never a great option. Our highest yields in cotton have always been with cotton planted by May 31. One way to get the crop in during […]

Cotton: Studies Find No Yield Benefit to Higher Plant Populations

🕔May 21, 2019As seed prices rise, growers must be increasingly mindful of the density and configuration of cotton in their fields. However, current cotton plant population recommendations aren’t always helpful or based […]

North Carolina Cotton: Planting Temps Good, Soil Moisture Concerns

🕔May 20, 2019It appears that we are past having to worry about temperatures for planting so we will not post anymore temperature based planting conditions predictions unless there are some dramatic changes. […]

Texas Cotton: Planting and Soil Temperatures

🕔May 16, 2019Cotton gets off to its best start when planted in a recommended 69°F consistent temperature soil (roughly 64°F bare mini-mum with a warming trend). This winter and spring the soil […]

North Carolina Cotton: “Isolated” Seed Quality Issues Become Apparent

🕔May 14, 2019Unfortunately, some of what was predicted in the newsletter article that we released on April 4, 2019, has occurred: (Seed Is Expensive…Protect This Investment!!). The points made in that article […]

North Carolina Cotton: Planting Forecast Mostly Upbeat

🕔May 14, 2019Planting conditions remain pretty good. The soil temperature at Rocky Mount was 70.1 at 7 a.m. and had started to increase by 8 a.m. Notice the caution for May 14 […]

Georgia Cotton: Herbicides and “Dusting In” Seed – It’s Complicated

🕔May 8, 2019Herbicide injury and weed control are both challenging when dusting in cotton and the topic deserves discussion. The most effective approach to minimize cotton injury from preemergence (PRE) herbicides is […]

Georgia Cotton: Crop Progress, Assessing Plant Stands for Replanting

🕔May 6, 2019As of April 29th, approximately 12 percent of Georgia’s cotton crop has been planted according to the USDA NASS crop progress report. This is significantly ahead of our previous five […]

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