Virginia Cotton: Planting Season Begins, Slowly

🕔Apr 23, 2019There was an old rule back in the day that you had to wait until after April 20 to start planting cotton in Virginia and bordering North Carolina counties.  There […]

Virginia Cotton: Drier Conditions May Be Around the Corner

🕔Mar 28, 2019Perhaps there is a little bit of light looking up the “I wish this rain would slow up a little bit” tunnel. One of the current long term forecast indicates […]

Virginia Cotton: Burndown Opportunities with Auxin Herbicide Systems

🕔Mar 22, 2019Our Chemistry or Herbicide choices have not changed significantly; however, there are some new or at least different opportunities that are available in fields that have either Enlist or Xtend […]

Virginia Cotton: Crop Insurance – 5 Tips Before Making a Decision

🕔Mar 5, 2019I’ll start off with a generalization that it is back like it used to be.  So it should be easy to decide – right.  Well, sort of but there are […]

Virginia Cotton: Wet Weather Puts Damper on Growers, Markets

🕔Feb 27, 2019The planting season is 2 months away and our excitement coming off of the 2018 harvest season has turned into a little bit of a blank stare.  The wet weather […]

Virginia Cotton: New Technology… Is There a Profit Lag?

🕔Feb 22, 2019For me the short answer is yes, a lot of the time. Everything that comes out does not work. However, in time, the best technology will become adopted. I guess […]

Virginia Cotton: Make Your Budget More Efficient

🕔Feb 19, 2019A pretty wet week will give us more time for paper work.  When I think about budgets, I also think about ways of reducing costs.  So as we move forward […]

Virginia Cotton: What Can We Expect This Season?

🕔Feb 6, 2019I think it will always be human nature to want to predict the future.  Or at least, to know somebody who can and then will tell me what is going […]

Virginia Cotton: Variety Choices – Worm and Weed Control Technologies

🕔Jan 30, 2019This week, I continue thinking about cotton varieties, but in a different way than the yield and quality aspects. The other major component to consider for variety selection is related […]

Virginia Cotton: Variety Choices – Keep Yields and Soil Types in Mind

🕔Jan 24, 2019We have two kinds of light soils – unproductive and productive. Unproductive light land is always bringing up the rear. It has a host of difficulties, including: nematodes, low potash […]

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