North Carolina Cotton: Making PGR Decisions for 2019 Jun 19, 2019

🕔Jun 19, 2019
Thus far, the 2019 crop is variable in terms of growth stage. Early planted cotton is now is now squaring and generally growing well, now that rains have returned and […]

North Carolina Cotton: Irrigation Decisions for 2019 Jun 19, 2019

🕔Jun 19, 2019
Although many areas have recently experienced rainfall, it is important to understand that we are never more than a few days away from significant drought, especially when temperatures in the […]

North Carolina Cotton: Late Planting – Results Hinge On Early Retention Jun 1, 2019

🕔Jun 1, 2019
Now that we have some soil moisture to work with, take action as soon as you can – reenter fields and plant (or replant) those last remaining cotton acres. We […]

North Carolina Cotton: Detect And Deal With Crusting Now Jun 1, 2019

🕔Jun 1, 2019
Light crust busting or rotary hoeing might be necessary in certain cotton fields in North Carolina. These may be fields where heavy rains occurred after recent planting. That may be […]

North Carolina Cotton: Making Replanting Decisions – Quickly, Carefully Jun 1, 2019

🕔Jun 1, 2019
Make replanting decisions on a case-by-case basis. Do it now. We now have moisture in places but it won’t last long. Potential benefits must be weighed against additional costs. That […]

North Carolina Cotton: Planting Temps Good, Soil Moisture Concerns May 20, 2019

🕔May 20, 2019
It appears that we are past having to worry about temperatures for planting so we will not post anymore temperature based planting conditions predictions unless there are some dramatic changes. […]

North Carolina Cotton: “Isolated” Seed Quality Issues Become Apparent May 14, 2019

🕔May 14, 2019
Unfortunately, some of what was predicted in the newsletter article that we released on April 4, 2019, has occurred: (Seed Is Expensive…Protect This Investment!!). The points made in that article […]

North Carolina Cotton: Planting Forecast Mostly Upbeat May 14, 2019

🕔May 14, 2019
Planting conditions remain pretty good. The soil temperature at Rocky Mount was 70.1 at 7 a.m. and had started to increase by 8 a.m. Notice the caution for May 14 […]

North Carolina Cotton: Planting Forecast Remains Favorable May 6, 2019

🕔May 6, 2019
Planting conditions remain good. Note that the predicted cool temperatures for May 7 and 8 noted in the May 4 planting conditions report have moderated. The soil temperature at Rocky […]

Cotton: New Planting Forecast Tool from NC State May 3, 2019

🕔May 3, 2019
A new, very impressive cotton planting conditions calculator has been created by Dr. Guy Collins and Dr. Keith Edmisten with help from the Climatology Office at North Carolina State University

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