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 […]

Virginia Cotton: Late Defoliation – Patience Required; 2019 Varieties

🕔Oct 30, 2018We had some late defoliation due to some higher priorities and the need for some cotton to continue to mature. Lack of warm temperatures since mid-October means this late defoliation […]

Virginia Cotton: Sample for Nematodes Before Freeze Hits

🕔Oct 23, 2018There is nothing like a good frost to help us remember the season has changed.  The big issue that it reminds me of that we are at the end of […]

Virginia Cotton: Damage Not as Bad as Expected

🕔Oct 12, 2018Farmers wake up in our region to a beautiful day after a sleepless night with howling winds.  I wouldn’t say we dodged the bullet this time as we got hit with 50 mph winds […]

Virginia Cotton: Low Pressure Coastal System

🕔Oct 11, 2018Rainfall amounts have been lowered by the updated forecast. The highest numbers I am seeing is around 3.5 inches and the overall expectation is around 2″ to 3″.  This whole […]

Virginia Cotton: Michael – Rain Delays but Not Much Else Expected

🕔Oct 9, 2018The Tropical weather in the Gulf that has been named Michael will have fallen apart by the time it reaches the east coast.  It will still be a rain event […]

Virginia Cotton: Extended Weather Looks Promising

🕔Oct 4, 2018We are in an enhanced weather pattern for cotton on what otherwise looks like a very advanced cotton crop. A lot of defoliation progress has been made but we also […]

Virginia Cotton: Hot Sunny Beginning For October

🕔Oct 2, 2018Unprecedented weather is upon us, at least as far as my memory will allow.  The temperatures for the first couple of weeks of October will provide daytime highs in the […]

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