Virginia Cotton: Crop Potential – Better Than It Was Aug 5, 2020

🕔Aug 5, 2020
The 2020 cotton crop lines up quite well with the uniqueness of everything else that seems to be going on this year. Strange events create a good bit of variability in […]

Virginia Cotton: Tropical Storm a Welcome Delay Aug 4, 2020

🕔Aug 4, 2020
The fast moving tropical storm is going to cause the problem that everybody has been hoping for. In the drier areas, folks have been waiting on the rain before investing […]

Virginia Cotton: Evaluating Prematurely Cut-Out Crops Jul 30, 2020

🕔Jul 30, 2020
When I look at the forecast today, it looks like everybody is going to get some rain during the next several days to a week. However, we have faced this […]

Virginia Cotton: Planning for Insect Buildup Jul 23, 2020

🕔Jul 23, 2020
I’ve been hoping this buildup would wait coincide with the third week of cotton bloom which will occur during first half of August, but corn is looking mature and it […]

Virginia Cotton: Mostly Quiet as Crops Begin Bloom Jul 22, 2020

🕔Jul 22, 2020
Something over half of our cotton began blooming last week and a good portion of the rest will begin this week. Assuming we can begin to catch some rain showers […]

Cotton – Southeast – Insect Patterns Skewed By Weather, Late Crop – AgFax Jul 8, 2020

🕔Jul 8, 2020
Pests and the need to treat them are perhaps more difficult to predict right now. For much of the Southeast, this is a late cotton crop, so that skews routine patterns in how cotton develops and when it begins attracting key pests.

Virginia Cotton: Growth, Squaring Advance Jul 2, 2020

🕔Jul 2, 2020
Our cotton crop is responding to soil moisture and heat. Growth and node development are noticeable and it is beginning to make a good number of squares. We are still […]

Virginia Cotton: Considerations for Fertilizer Side-Dressing Jun 26, 2020

🕔Jun 26, 2020
The cotton during the first week of planting is all at about the 7 leaf stage and the 8th leaf is clearly visible in the bud.  This has brought us […]

Virginia Cotton: Crops Closer in Age Than Normal Jun 19, 2020

🕔Jun 19, 2020
Most of our cotton was planted from May 11th to May 25th this year which represents 14 calendar days, but only 7 degree days.  This is going to bring a […]

Virginia Cotton: Right on Time for Date It Was Planted Jun 9, 2020

🕔Jun 9, 2020
The growing season started in a way that prevented us from planting cotton during the first half of May. Since then, we have had above normal temperatures and good moisture. […]

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