Heavy rains fell in parts of the Delta states, starting late last week. Amounts of 2 to 4 inches were common, although totals of 6 to 12 inches fell in spots. […]
Cotton – Midsouth – Bollworms Building, Unexpected Slippage Reported – AgFax Midsouth Cotton Jul 26, 2018
Bollworm activity has widened and treatments have been going out on a broader basis. Some slippage has been noted in triple-gene cotton in one location in central Louisiana. See comments by Sebe […]
Cotton – Midsouth – Plant Bugs Forcing More Treatment Decisions – AgFax Midsouth Cotton Jun 28, 2018
Plant bug numbers are picking up on a wider basis and more applications are being made. No huge numbers are being reported. Some fields are on their second spray. Immatures are […]
Planting has stopped in places where growers have either run out of moisture or are waiting for soils to dry out. How much later people will plant cotton remains an open […]
Bigger plantings expected across states – with one exception. How much it rains with next front could influence how the region’s final acreage trends.
The current tropical system – Harvey – couldn’t have taken shape at a worse time for cotton farmers in the lower Midsouth. Later this week the system will bring heavy amounts […]
Bollworm moths and eggs are becoming more obvious through a large part of the region. More treatments are being made, at least in the southern portion of the Midsouth. Treatments continue […]
Plant bug counts and applications are increasing through much of our coverage are. Aphids have become more apparent over the last week and more treatments have been going out.
Will last weekend’s heavy rains and flooding in the upper Delta reduce the Midsouth’s eventual 2017 cotton crop – especially with more rain developing in the second half of the […]
More defoliation has started. Some applications are on the books as far north as the Missouri Bootheel. Disease and weather damage assessments aren’t painting an encouraging picture through much of the region. […]