North Carolina Cotton: Planting Conditions – Be Cautious of Incoming Cool Front May 4, 2021

🕔May 4, 2021
Soil temperatures are looking good across the cotton producing areas of the state today (5/3). However, a cool front is moving in mid-week and although we see DD-60 accumulation predicting […]

North Carolina Cotton: Planting Forecast Looks Good Apr 27, 2021

🕔Apr 27, 2021
We are starting to see soil temperatures move into the 60s this morning (4/26). That is good news. Getting some cotton planted early in our planting window may reduce stress […]

North Carolina Cotton: Thoughts on Planting Apr 27, 2021

🕔Apr 27, 2021
The soil temps have not looked very good for the last few days. Optimum would be to get up to 65 or more degrees at 10 a.m. We would at […]

Alabama Cotton: Soil Temperatures and Planting Apr 23, 2021

🕔Apr 23, 2021
Most management guides for cotton discuss the initiation of planting in terms of calendar dates, soil temperatures and 3 to 5-day forecasts. Recommended soil temps center on 65oF at a […]

Alabama Cotton: Planting Nearing Go Time Apr 13, 2021

🕔Apr 13, 2021
The calendar suggests it’s getting close to GO-time, but there are yet a few cool nights expected, at least here in East Central Alabama. Soil temperatures are into the 60s […]

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 […]

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