As expected, the prolonged dry and hot weather that occurred in many areas in North Carolina has not only affected yield potential but has also complicated decisions for the 2020 […]
We’ve been getting a number of questions this week regarding the need for mepiquat-based PGRs applied to cotton at various growth stages at this point in the season. To be […]
North Carolina Cotton: Pre-Bloom PGR Decisions Jul 6, 2020
The 2020 crop is currently variable with some fields still struggling and lagging behind due to early season stress (4-6 leaves) while other fields are starting to grow vigorously (9-11 […]
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 […]