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Crop Inches Closer To Defoliation

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu This has been such an unusual year for Missouri producers. We have set so many record highs, and we have worsening drought conditions. All of our cotton-growing area is classified as extreme drought. Although we have isolated and scattered showers forecast for the next 10 days, the drought monitor forecast through September calls for higher-than-normal temperatures ... Read More »

Early Maturing Crop Continues On Fast Track

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu Weather continues to be the force that is most affecting our cotton. According to the Missouri Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending June 10, squaring is at 25 percent or beyond, which is 14 days ahead of last year and 11 days ahead of normal. Cotton condition was six percent very poor, 24 ... Read More »