Residual herbicides have browned up some cotton more than might be expected, two of our contacts noted this week. The effect has occurred wtith several herbicides and/or adjuvants.
One veteran entomologist says signs point to a heavy and prolonged plant bug season in parts of the region.
Moisture, at last. Rain began falling this week across parts of our coverage area after a prolonged stretch of hot, dry weather. Planting had stopped on a wide basis due to […]
Much of the 2018 Midsouth cotton crop has now been planted, based on this week’s reports. We’re hearing about planting winding down on a localized basis from Louisiana to Missouri. While plenty […]
Many if not most fields where full season soybeans will be planted have already had a burndown herbicide applied. Wheat harvest is just around the corner and double cropped soybean […]
We have been intensely tissue sampling corn over the last two years in north Alabama and the two nutrients that have been consistently deficient are sulfur (or there have been […]
Many cotton fields in North Alabama have very few open bolls and are maturing later this year. Several have asked where we are for heat accumulation for this year compared […]
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 – […]
Effects from Hurricane Irma varied. Georgia appears to have taken the biggest hit in terms of lint blown out of bolls. Plenty of cotton was twisted up and/or pushed over by […]
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.