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Failed cotton stand…now what?

failed cotton stand

• Dr. Charlie Cahoon Jr. and Wesley Everman • Unfortunately, last week’s rain proved too much for many cotton fields. For those pondering their replant options, here are some points to consider: 1. Regardless of replant crop, you must first deal with your existing cotton stand. This is best accomplished with paraquat applied prior to replanting while the existing cotton ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter hires new entomologist

tyler towles

Tyler Towles recently joined the Louisiana State University AgCenter as a field crop entomologist stationed at the Tom H. Scott Research and Extension Center near Winnsboro. His official start date was May 1. His position’s responsibilities are split as 80% research and 20% Extension. Towles received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science with focuses in agricultural informational sciences and integrated ... Read More »

Tips to minimize cotton injury with first post applications

mixing pesticides

• By Larry Steckel • This week will be the start of the early postemergence applications in cotton. These applications are often critical to not only curtail weed competition but to combat thrips injury as well. The biggest concern with these applications is injury to the young cotton plants. Traditionally, the main pesticides applied are a mixture of glyphosate plus ... Read More »

When should I switch to an earlier maturing variety?

texas planting

• By Guy Collins and Keith Edmiston • There have been quite a few calls over the past few days from growers asking when they should consider switching to early maturing varieties. This is largely driven by the significant delays in planting during late April and the first two weeks of May (prolonged, unsuitably cool weather) and the likelihood of ... Read More »

Survey of 2019 Mississippi backwater flood helps reveal 2020 losses

backwater flooding

A sharper focus on the economic impact of the lower Delta backwater flood of 2019 helps predict the implications of continued flooding this year. Mississippi State University Extension Service researchers compiled data on the overlooked costs of the backwater flood that affected the Yazoo Mississippi Delta in 2019. They surveyed residents in the five affected counties in an attempt to ... Read More »

Arkansas cotton acres continue increase along with gin capacity

university of arkansas cotton gin graphic

Arkansas cotton gins may still be a long way from the heyday of the year 2000, when 86 gins across the state processed the fiber of 1.2 million cotton acres. But as both acreage and production increased in 2019 for the fourth consecutive year, growers did at least have one additional facility to help move their products to market. The ... Read More »