More defoliation has started, with applications underway at least into northeast Arkansas. So far, no reports of cotton actually being picked. In parts of the region, growers are focusing on wrapping […]
The crop is running ahead of schedule in many areas and insect control is wrapping up as more cotton moves past cutout.
Bollworm egg laying has started. Concerns linger about how well dual-gene cotton will hold up, based on slippage in the last couple of years.
Cotton is squaring widely now and plant bugs are finding it. Abnormally large bollworm flight taking shape in parts of region, too.
Seedlings are jumping out of the ground. Cotton planters are running hard. Plenty of farmers have finished planting or could hit that point before next week.
What remains of Hurricane Harvey moved into the Midsouth to varying degrees and could likely effect areas in western and northern Alabama along the way. This is not a good situation.
Bollworms have slacked off in places but are building in others. In some cotton a third application has either been made or will be soon. They are beginning to turn up […]
Insects and mites are turning up more widely in Midsouth cotton. No explosions yet, but we’ve still got plenty of summer left.
At least some farmers backed away from planting their final cotton acres after more rain moves through region.
Cotton planting picked up on a wider basis after rain in cold weather shut down most activity.