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
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 […]
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
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 […]
Alabama Cotton: Defoliation Considerations – Video Aug 25, 2020
Dr. Steve Brown, Alabama Extension Cotton Specialist, and Tyler Sandlin, Alabama Extension Crop Specialist, discuss what growers need to consider before defoliating cotton.
Georgia contends with whitefly, which are gaining ground outside of their normal geographic range.
Over the past few weeks we’ve observed several cotton fields with Stemphylium leaf spot. The ultimate cause is a depletion of potassium (K) in leaf tissues. Potassium is rapidly exported from leaves […]
Cotton: Cut Out – What Exactly Does It Mean? Aug 4, 2020
I walked several fields last week that looked like mid-August cotton. Blooms were nearing the top of the plant, the result of a couple of weeks of high temperatures, and, […]
Steve Brown, Alabama’s Extension Cotton Specialist, talks plant growth regulator strategies in this video report. He also delves into boron programs.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System Cotton Scouting School is iconic. For 60 years, Extension scientists taught the Scouting School in person and hands-on. But the 61st Cotton Scouting School is going […]