A series of cotton defoliation training sessions will be held in Mississippi over the next couple of weeks. Given that a portion of this crop will defoliated somewhat earlier than […]
We have reached the time of year when irrigation is typically terminated in many areas of the state. Our recommendation for irrigation termination is as follows. For furrow irrigated fields, […]
Several calls and pictures have came in this week regarding “parrot-beaked” cotton bolls. There are a number of things that can result in parrot beaked bolls including insect damage, heat […]
The last effective bloom date is the last date that a white flower will accumulate enough heat units to mature into a harvestable boll. Generally speaking it takes 850 heat […]
As most cotton across Mississippi is setting bolls ahead of schedule this year, some fields look fantastic and others are struggling, depending on the weather and irrigation. The U. S. […]
Cotton bloomed way ahead of the Fourth of July, thanks to plenty of heat, which also has pushed bollworm moths and egg laying.
In simplistic terms, cotton growth stage and soil moisture status drive our irrigation decisions. One of these – cotton growth stage – is pretty straightforward. Our recommendation is to ensure […]
The 2018 cotton crop in Mississippi has some degree of difference in terms of crop maturity at this point in the growing season. Some growers have cotton that has been […]
Bollworm egg laying has started. Concerns linger about how well dual-gene cotton will hold up, based on slippage in the last couple of years.
Plant bug numbers are picking up on a wider basis and more applications are being made. No huge numbers are being reported. Some fields are on their second spray. Immatures are […]