Alabama Cotton: Soil Temperatures and Planting 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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.