Oklahoma Cotton: Managing Fleahoppers Jun 23, 2021
As the crop reaches the squaring stage, the next pest to be concerned about is the cotton fleahopper. Since the introduction of Bt cotton and boll weevil eradication the cotton […]
Cutout and Defoliation. Cotton is moving along with a big push from high temperatures and dry weather.
Oklahoma Cotton: Bollworm Management Considerations Jul 10, 2020
As more and more fields enter the bloom stage the Bollworm complex will become the pest that need to be monitored. The general scenario is to find live worms but […]
Cotton – Southwest – Triple Digits Ahead – AgFax Jul 8, 2020
With a forecast calling for at least a week of 100-degree days, even irrigation pumps running at high capacity will be stressed.
Oklahoma Cotton: Managing Fleahoppers Jun 4, 2020
Hot dry weather has settled in across the state. Where adequate moisture is available growing conditions are excellent. The downside is where limited rainfall has occurred planting has to be […]
Thrips will be one of the first pests to scout for in cotton during the growing season. Each field needs to be scouted on a scheduled weekly basis to be […]
Oklahoma: ‘Best Looking Cotton Is Still in the Bag.’ May 10, 2019
The weather still dominates the start of the 2019 cotton season. Cooler than normal and saturated fields has prevented the start of planting this year. Dr. Mile Karner in the […]
The 2018 drought continues with 87.62 percent of the state in drought, rainfall over the past 14 days has not been sufficient to alleviate this situation. The seven day forecast […]
Planning for 2018 Variety Selection Selecting productive cotton varieties is not an easy task, especially in Oklahoma where weather can literally “make or break” a crop. Producers need to do […]
According to USDA-NASS, in 2017, 585,000 acres were planted with 555,000 acres expected to be harvested. This is nearly double the state average planted acreage. USDA projects the Oklahoma cotton […]