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Cotton Planting Running Behind

Dan Cotton

cotton planting

Image credit: Planting cotton in Bascom, FL.
(Photo credit: J. Thompson, Northwest Extension District, UF/IFAS)

There are reports of cotton planters hitting the fields in some areas this week, but as of this past Sunday, cotton planted in Alabama was at only 1 percent which is actually the 5-year average. Zero had been planted by the same time last year. Cotton planted in Florida was zero, compared to 1 percent this time last year. And in Georgia, as of this past Sunday, cotton planting was at 1 percent, same of the 5-year average. Two percent had been planted by the same time last year. But across the belt on the average, cotton planting so far this year is behind normal. According to a story from Stephanie Ho, that is not the case in Texas.

Cotton Planting Running Behind