North Carolina Cotton: Pilot Program Offers Seed Quality Testing Mar 4, 2020

🕔Mar 4, 2020
By now, most folks are aware of the seed quality issues that occurred during 2019, when a few lot numbers of a couple of varieties were planted in relatively good […]

Alabama Cotton: Dry Spring Causes Management Difficulties Jun 5, 2019

🕔Jun 5, 2019
Rain 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, 2019

🕔May 24, 2019
I’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, 2019

🕔May 23, 2019
Dusting 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, 2019

🕔May 21, 2019
As 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, 2019

🕔May 20, 2019
It 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, 2019

🕔May 16, 2019
Cotton 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, 2019

🕔May 14, 2019
Unfortunately, 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, 2019

🕔May 14, 2019
Planting 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, 2019

🕔May 8, 2019
Herbicide 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 […]

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