Category: Midsouth Cotton
Cotton Market Has Largest Weekly Gain In 12 Years — Is the Bottom In? Nov 7, 2022
The cotton market hit a two-year low on Monday, Oct. 31, but then proceeded to rally in a big way, ending the week 1,494 points, or 21%, higher — the largest […]
Your Soil Sample Checklist To Minimize Variability And Maximize Your Effort Nov 4, 2022
With sky-high fertilizer prices, you want to take a Goldilocks approach for applications — not too much, not too little but just right. How can you perfectly sync your rates […]
Thousands of Florida Ranches Damaged By Hurricane Ian Nov 3, 2022
A survey of cattle ranchers following Hurricane Ian found 5,822 suffered significant damage to structures, fences and equipment. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said the survey indicated […]
Combine Fire Prevention Nov 1, 2022
Take steps to prevent combine fires Did you know Ohio ranks 4th in the nation for the number of reported combine fires? Other states leading the list include Minnesota (1st), Iowa (2nd), […]
Midsouth Cotton: Is the End Finally in Sight for the Cotton Crop? Aug 20, 2021
A lot of cotton acres are just about to the point of letting go for the season, but late season pests are presenting growers with difficult management decisions. Pests vary across the Midsouth, but many areas are still fighting spotty plant bugs and a second wave of bollworms.
Midsouth Cotton: Are We Out of The Dark? Late Season Bollworms but Nothing Alarming Aug 13, 2021
Plant bugs are still around, but many see the large stink bug populations coming to an end in a couple weeks. Stink bugs are at typical levels, but don’t let them sneak in with lapses in sprays for plant bugs.
Midsouth Cotton: Hopes for a Warm Fall With the End Almost In Sight Aug 6, 2021
Cotton gathered substantial heat units last week, but the crop is still a couple weeks late, on average, across the Midsouth. Fingers are crossed for a warm fall with little to no rain to finish out the cotton crop. A little early planted cotton in Mississippi is at cutout, so the countdown begins.
Midsouth Cotton: Could Pests Finally Be Catching Up to Us? Jul 30, 2021
Stink bug and bollworm populations are increasing, but this is just the beginning for some areas. Although spotty in Louisiana and Arkansas, some growers in these areas are still fighting an uphill battle with plant bugs.
Midsouth Cotton: Wet Conditions Continue, But There’s Still Hope for a Good Crop Jul 23, 2021
More rainfall across the board makes for an abnormal July following suit for the first half of 2021. No one is complaining, but concerns are growing about the ability to make timely Pix applications.
Midsouth Cotton: Rain Picks Back Up, But No One Is Complaining Jul 16, 2021
Rain continues over much of the Midsouth providing a break from many pests for some but creating difficulties with Pix applications. Many areas saw rain for four days straight over the weekend, and there’s more in the forecast for this weekend. Just as the cotton was starting to pick back up, more water.