Cotton – Delta States – More Bolls Popping, Early Defoliation About To Start – AgFax Midsouth Cotton
The crop is shaping up nicely, with great potential across plenty of acres. The trick is (as always) to get it to the gin.
The bollworm moth flight continues and that’s complicating control decisions, especially where plant bugs came in hard and heavy.
Delays abound. Will Delta farmers buckle down and plant the last acres late? The price of soybeans may influence how long growers will keep cotton seed flowing.
Bollworm sprays continue in dual-gene cotton where necessary, and applications are being made in areas in the upper Delta where that’s a rarity.
Bollworm pressure has built over the last week, with more escapes in dual-gene Bt cotton. Treatments continue. Similar situations are surfacing in parts of the Southeast and in southeastern and central […]
Farmers pushed hard to make herbicide and fertilizer applications ahead of the system.
Cotton has started squaring more noticeably in some of the earliest fields. A few preventive plant bug sprays are being considered. Plant bug numbers already are high in some wild […]
More defoliation has cranked up. Several days of rain are in the forecast, starting later this week. Some growers will push ahead with defoliation and hope that wet weather moves […]
Defoliation started this week in northeast Louisiana in a small amount of early-planted cotton. Frequent showers have kept cotton fields moist and susceptible to disease. Bollworm slippage is being reported […]
The prolonged and intense heat – coupled with lack of rain in places – has skewed insect patterns and reduced Bt activity, among other things.