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This Year’s Crop Overcame Heat, Drought

MISSOURI Mike Milam milammr@missouri.edu According to the Missouri Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending Aug. 12, cotton setting bolls and beyond was 81 percent, 10 days behind last year and 12 days behind normal. Cotton opening bolls was nine percent, 12 days ahead of last year and nine days ahead of normal. Cotton condition was 12 percent ... Read More »

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 »

VIEWPOINT: Insect Control Strategies Are Crucial

By Lars Swanson Memphis, Tenn. • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Ind. • Marketing Portfolio Manager, DuPont Crop Protection. • Worked for DuPont for nearly 20 years in operations and management roles. • Grew up in eastern Iowa. • Father of three children, husband to wife Nicole. • Resides in Collierville, Tenn., near Memphis. As producers ... Read More »