Pests are creeping onto the scene and more pressure seems likely as we head toward the second half of June.
Cotton farmers leave some acres unplanted after rain and cold weather kept them out of the field. This will take an extra bite out of cotton plantings for 2020.
Rains continue delaying planting progress in parts of the region, and some growers may fall back on prevented planting coverage.
Improved growing conditions will push planting activity through most of the region this week. The Southeast cotton crop may finally be on track for 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 […]
Colder weather will put planting on hold in the upper Southeast, but farmers in the lower half of the region have somewhat better conditions and are rolling hard.
Soil temperature at a 3-inch depth was 60.4 degrees at 8 a.m. this morning (May 1). What is particularly alarming is that soils temps did not rise up to at […]
After too much rain and cold weather, planting weather looks much better going into May. Farmers have plenty of ground to cover.
North Carolina Cotton: Don’t Rush to Plant Just Yet 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 […]
Despite all of the distractions associated with COVID-19 lately, our NCDA&CS seed inspectors and seed lab have been hard at work on the new NCDA&CS Pilot Program for Cotton Seed. […]