Alabama Cotton: Now Is a Good Time to Troubleshoot Problem Areas for Nematodes Sep 27, 2022

    🕔Sep 27, 2022
    Late summer or early fall before or just after cotton harvest, as nematode populations usually reach their peak, is an ideal time to take nematode samples. Samples should be taken […]

    Alabama Cotton: Extension More Optimistic Than USDA on Final Yields Aug 23, 2022

    🕔Aug 23, 2022
    The first crops yield report from USDA was released August 12. The Federal agency predicted Alabama cotton to average 851 lb/A from a harvested area of 420,000 acres. While there […]

    Alabama Cotton: PGR Management and Adjustments Jul 15, 2022

    🕔Jul 15, 2022
    We’ve suggested that high temperatures and plant stresses should moderate — that is, dial back the rate or delay the timing of — our PGR treatments. We have several studies […]

    Alabama Cotton: When Should You Apply Harvest Aids? Sep 16, 2021

    🕔Sep 16, 2021
    Harvest aids have several main functions, including crop defoliation, boll opening and regrowth suppression. A lot of logistical factors influence the timing of harvest aid application, but there are several […]

    Alabama Cotton: Weather Ripe for Disease Development, Stemphylium Leaf Spot Active Aug 19, 2021

    🕔Aug 19, 2021
    Warm, wet weather will continue to drive disease pressure in August, especially target spot and areolate mildew in cotton. As of August 11, target spot has been confirmed in several […]

    Alabama Cotton: Soil Temperatures and Planting Apr 23, 2021

    🕔Apr 23, 2021
    Most management guides for cotton discuss the initiation of planting in terms of calendar dates, soil temperatures and 3 to 5-day forecasts. Recommended soil temps center on 65oF at a […]

    Alabama Cotton: Seeding Rate Trial Summary Apr 19, 2021

    🕔Apr 19, 2021
    The high cost of seed (and technology) compel a hard look at reduced seeding rates. The broad compensatory nature of cotton – the ability to make comparable yields across a […]

    Alabama Cotton: Seed Coat Fragments, Preparing for Planting – Video Feb 18, 2021

    🕔Feb 18, 2021
    On the latest edition of On The Farm in Alabama, Alabama Extension cotton specialist Dr. Steve Brown and Eddie McGriff discuss cotton seed coat fragments and their effect on lint […]

    Alabama Cotton: Preliminary Results with 48-inch Row Production Jan 26, 2021

    🕔Jan 26, 2021
    Wide row production systems potentially offer opportunity for cost savings in regards to seed purchases and picker operation. They may also afford advantages in mid-season dry conditions, since individual plants […]

    Alabama Cotton: Abundant Boll Rot, Hardlock from Excessive Rains Oct 13, 2020

    🕔Oct 13, 2020
    The initial (August) USDA estimate for Alabama cotton predicted an average yield of 981 lb/A with a total of 950,000 bales from 465,000 acres. The September report had downward adjustments […]


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