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 […]

Louisiana Cotton: Soil Temperature Important for Planting Apr 14, 2020

🕔Apr 14, 2020
Cotton farmers should look to soil temperature rather than the calendar for optimal planting time, according to LSU AgCenter experts. Cotton is usually planted between mid-April and mid-May in Louisiana; […]

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. […]

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