Virginia Cotton: Advancing Maturity and Only Marginal Rain Sep 14, 2022

    🕔Sep 14, 2022
    The extent of the 2022 drought is unknown at this point.  Some areas are saying “what drought?” and others have not had any significant rain since August 4th. Crops, yards, […]

    Virginia Cotton: Bolls Opening in Early Fields Aug 30, 2022

    🕔Aug 30, 2022
    The growing season is advanced. I was quite surprised driving up Rt. 32 from Edenton this weekend at how much cotton was opening on that early planted cotton. This week […]

    Virginia Cotton: Questions About Respraying, Late Season Growth Management Aug 7, 2022

    🕔Aug 7, 2022
    In light of the trip being made across cotton to clean up the ongoing insect invasion, one of the common questions that comes up is about growth management. Another question […]

    Virginia Cotton: Check Field for Boll Damage Jul 31, 2022

    🕔Jul 31, 2022
    We are moving back into a bit of drought for many areas and even though the forecast is calling for some rain, we are getting to the period where cotton […]

    Virginia Cotton: Good Square Load, Watch Out for Plant Bugs Jul 2, 2022

    🕔Jul 2, 2022
    Ya know, when you ride around for several hours a day thinking about crops and walk in cotton fields half the time, your perspective jumps around.  You think of some […]

    Virginia Cotton: Rains Do Little to Alleviate Dry Conditions Jun 20, 2022

    🕔Jun 20, 2022
    Last week about half the area got more than a trace of rainfall, but still we only measured our rain in tenths. Unfortunately, some of the area that has needed […]

    Virginia Cotton: Crop Potential – Better Than It Was Aug 5, 2020

    🕔Aug 5, 2020
    The 2020 cotton crop lines up quite well with the uniqueness of everything else that seems to be going on this year. Strange events create a good bit of variability in […]

    Virginia Cotton: Tropical Storm a Welcome Delay Aug 4, 2020

    🕔Aug 4, 2020
    The fast moving tropical storm is going to cause the problem that everybody has been hoping for. In the drier areas, folks have been waiting on the rain before investing […]

    Virginia Cotton: Evaluating Prematurely Cut-Out Crops Jul 30, 2020

    🕔Jul 30, 2020
    When I look at the forecast today, it looks like everybody is going to get some rain during the next several days to a week. However, we have faced this […]

    Virginia Cotton: Planning for Insect Buildup Jul 23, 2020

    🕔Jul 23, 2020
    I’ve been hoping this buildup would wait coincide with the third week of cotton bloom which will occur during first half of August, but corn is looking mature and it […]


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