Cotton – Delta States – More Bolls Popping, Early Defoliation About To Start – AgFax Midsouth Cotton
The crop is shaping up nicely, with great potential across plenty of acres. The trick is (as always) to get it to the gin.
The bollworm moth flight continues and that’s complicating control decisions, especially where plant bugs came in hard and heavy.
Cotton is blooming widely now. That means it needs rain, which has been spotty, at best, for weeks.
Delays abound. Will Delta farmers buckle down and plant the last acres late? The price of soybeans may influence how long growers will keep cotton seed flowing.
Too much rain and cloudy weather have clearly taken a toll on cotton in parts of our coverage area. Much of the damage – boll rot, hardlocking and fruit shed – […]
Bollworm sprays continue in dual-gene cotton where necessary, and applications are being made in areas in the upper Delta where that’s a rarity.
Farmers pushed hard to make herbicide and fertilizer applications ahead of the system.
Cotton has started squaring more noticeably in some of the earliest fields. A few preventive plant bug sprays are being considered. Plant bug numbers already are high in some wild […]
More defoliation has cranked up. Several days of rain are in the forecast, starting later this week. Some growers will push ahead with defoliation and hope that wet weather moves […]
Defoliation started this week in northeast Louisiana in a small amount of early-planted cotton. Frequent showers have kept cotton fields moist and susceptible to disease. Bollworm slippage is being reported […]