At least some cotton was picked in Mississippi and Tennessee before Hurricane Gordon touched land on the Gulf Coast.
Cotton continues to run noticeably ahead of schedule through much of the region, plus the crop looks quite promising.
Cotton bloomed way ahead of the Fourth of July, thanks to plenty of heat, which also has pushed bollworm moths and egg laying.
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.
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 […]
A rainy pattern is in the forecast into next week through much of our coverage area. So far, most people report relatively light levels of target spot and bacterial blight, although […]
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.
OVERVIEW Many farmers are making a last big push to finish planting cotton. After cool and wet weather, conditions were mostly open and warm this week, so planters have been […]
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. […]