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 […]
Alabama: Cotton Blue Disease Appears a Month Early Jun 18, 2020
Alabama Cooperative Extension System scientists have confirmed the presence of cotton leafroll dwarf virus (CLRDV-AL) in Alabama cotton. This confirmation comes one month earlier than it did in 2019 and […]
Drier weather and more sunshine are helping move the crop along but an assortment of pests are waiting in the wings.
Cotton farmers leave some acres unplanted after rain and cold weather kept them out of the field. This will take an extra bite out of cotton plantings for 2020.
Rains continue delaying planting progress in parts of the region, and some growers may fall back on prevented planting coverage.
Sunshine and warmer temperatures are doing great things for the crop. Rain varies from none to heavy, with tropical storm Arthur dumping heavy amounts on the Carolinas.
Colder weather will put planting on hold in the upper Southeast, but farmers in the lower half of the region have somewhat better conditions and are rolling hard.