Harvest is picking up steam in Mississippi and Arkansas. Rain since the weekend has put some cutting on hold. More rice is being drained in the upper Delta.
A wide part of the Southeast has gotten rain in the last 2 weeks. The Delta states caught a prolonged period of dry, warmer weather, allowing farmers to finish planting, deal […]
Rice has started heading in south Louisiana in a few early-planted fields. With drier weather, more rice is finally going to flood in the Midsouth. A small amount of rice […]
Plant bug treatments have started in a few more areas in squaring cotton. No big numbers were reported, although it’s still early. Thrips vary but in places they are heavy […]
Replanting decisions are being weighed in parts of Texas and the upper Delta. Whether to replant in both regions has been further complicated by recent rains. In addition, more rain […]
Soil moisture issues – either too much or too little of it – continue to dictate whether growers plant or wait. Moisture ran short in many areas last week in […]
Weed control will be complicated where farmers did not apply herbicides at or just after planting and hard-to-control weeds started emerging with the cotton.
Rains over the last week have continued to put corn planting on hold across parts of the South. We’re still hearing about scattered areas where only 10% of the crop […]
Soybean insects are not letting up, although in some areas pest pressure remains light. Sugarcane aphids remain a perplexing problem in the Midsouth. Now confirmed in Tennessee and SE Alabama.
Draining has started in the Midsouth on some early-planted fields. A few preliminary yields trickled in this week from south Louisiana. It’s too early to say how the crop will […]