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Opening bolls immediately after a freeze

open bolls

• By Tyson Raper • The forecast lows for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in Tennessee have bounced around over the past few days, but this morning they included a 26, 28, 28 and 31 degrees. I’ve passed many fields with a large percentage of large bolls in the upper canopy still closed. Today (10/29) is the day to ... Read More »

3 Keys To Optimizing Defoliation

cotton boll maturity

With harvest season less than a month away for some Georgia cotton farmers, knowing when to defoliate is an important decision all growers have to make, according to Mark Freeman, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension cotton agronomist. Before cotton can be harvested, the plant’s leaves must be removed through a process called defoliation, which helps speed up the plant’s maturity. ... Read More »

2018 Season Draws To A Close

Prevention of Plastic Contamination

As I write this on Sept. 5, the cotton crop in North Carolina is variable but generally good in many parts of the state. Yield potential among fields varies significantly and within a close proximity, depending on planting date, severity of drought stress during late June and early July, and rainfall that occurred during the latter half of the bloom ... Read More »