Alabama Cotton: When Should You Apply Harvest Aids? Sep 16, 2021

🕔Sep 16, 2021
Harvest aids have several main functions, including crop defoliation, boll opening and regrowth suppression. A lot of logistical factors influence the timing of harvest aid application, but there are several […]

Alabama Cotton: Weather Ripe for Disease Development, Stemphylium Leaf Spot Active Aug 19, 2021

🕔Aug 19, 2021
Warm, wet weather will continue to drive disease pressure in August, especially target spot and areolate mildew in cotton. As of August 11, target spot has been confirmed in several […]

Alabama Cotton: Soil Temperatures and Planting Apr 23, 2021

🕔Apr 23, 2021
Most management guides for cotton discuss the initiation of planting in terms of calendar dates, soil temperatures and 3 to 5-day forecasts. Recommended soil temps center on 65oF at a […]

Alabama Cotton: Seeding Rate Trial Summary Apr 19, 2021

🕔Apr 19, 2021
The high cost of seed (and technology) compel a hard look at reduced seeding rates. The broad compensatory nature of cotton – the ability to make comparable yields across a […]

Alabama Cotton: Seed Coat Fragments, Preparing for Planting – Video Feb 18, 2021

🕔Feb 18, 2021
On the latest edition of On The Farm in Alabama, Alabama Extension cotton specialist Dr. Steve Brown and Eddie McGriff discuss cotton seed coat fragments and their effect on lint […]

Alabama Cotton: Preliminary Results with 48-inch Row Production Jan 26, 2021

🕔Jan 26, 2021
Wide row production systems potentially offer opportunity for cost savings in regards to seed purchases and picker operation. They may also afford advantages in mid-season dry conditions, since individual plants […]

Alabama Cotton: Abundant Boll Rot, Hardlock from Excessive Rains Oct 13, 2020

🕔Oct 13, 2020
The initial (August) USDA estimate for Alabama cotton predicted an average yield of 981 lb/A with a total of 950,000 bales from 465,000 acres. The September report had downward adjustments […]

Florida: Cotton Defoliation Tips – Video Sep 21, 2020

🕔Sep 21, 2020
It is that time of the year, and peanut harvest has started in the Panhandle. Peanuts might start off the harvest, but cotton will be ready soon.  Most growers are […]

Alabama Cotton: Hard Luck – Hardlock and Boll Rot Sep 3, 2020

🕔Sep 3, 2020
Recent rains and overcast conditions have caused hardlock and boll rot in many fields. Both commonly appear when lower canopy bolls open during periods of rain or extremely high humidity […]

Alabama: Cotton Leaf Roll Dwarf Virus – 4 Thoughts Aug 25, 2020

🕔Aug 25, 2020
This morning I walked through several hundred lines of cotton, mostly upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum), which Cotton Breeder Dr. Jenny Koebernick is screening for possible resistance to Cotton Leaf Roll […]

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