Residual herbicides have browned up some cotton more than might be expected, two of our contacts noted this week. The effect has occurred wtith several herbicides and/or adjuvants.
One veteran entomologist says signs point to a heavy and prolonged plant bug season in parts of the region.
Moisture, at last. Rain began falling this week across parts of our coverage area after a prolonged stretch of hot, dry weather. Planting had stopped on a wide basis due to […]
Much of the 2018 Midsouth cotton crop has now been planted, based on this week’s reports. We’re hearing about planting winding down on a localized basis from Louisiana to Missouri. While plenty […]
Defoliation started on a limited basis. mainly in the week before Harvey. More rain fell in the region after Harvey’s passage, triggered by a cold front that moved through the Delta […]
Hurricane Irma is pushing back the urge to defoliate any cotton that’s ready in the lower Southeast. The consensus is that Irma will affect Florida, portions of Georgia, the Carolinas and […]
Bollworm pressure has subsided in parts of the Midsouth but increased in other areas. Plant bugs continue to be relatively light. Our contacts over the last couple of weeks have used words […]
A rainy pattern is in the forecast into next week through much of our coverage area. So far, most people report relatively light levels of target spot and bacterial blight, although […]
Bollworm moths and eggs are becoming more obvious through a large part of the region. More treatments are being made, at least in the southern portion of the Midsouth. Treatments continue […]
Hot, dry conditions are taking a toll in places on cotton plants that failed to develop adequate root systems during weeks of wet weather. Plants are drooping and in some cases […]