The past six days of rain found the vast majority of our Upper-MidSouth cotton crop defoliated and open. Unfortunately, these conditions supported emergence of cottonseed while still within the boll- […]
Our forecast for the next 7 days contains ideal conditions for defoliating and opening bolls. In this blog, I cover my current 1 and 2 shot go-to mixes and briefly […]
In the Delta, defoliation applications and a small amount of picking have started up again in parts of the region after rains over the last week put things on hold. A […]
UT Crops has a new podcast. It’s called Call of the Week. It will feature our specialists discussing their most frequent calls and questions from the past seven days, and […]
The 2018 Mid-South Cotton Defoliation Guide is now available online. Cotton defoliation applications started in Mississippi this past week and a few acres within Tennessee will likely receive applications before the end […]
Over the past few weeks, reports of thumbnail-sized boll abortion have emerged in some areas of West Tennessee. While square and small boll abortion is very common every year, recent […]
At the moment, cotton appears to be growing almost as fast as palmer amaranth; rains and abnormally warm temperatures have promoted rapid growth and the second (or third) application of […]
Cotton bloomed way ahead of the Fourth of July, thanks to plenty of heat, which also has pushed bollworm moths and egg laying.
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.
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 […]