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Cotton Crop on Par, Peanut Crop Behind

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

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Looking at the weekly numbers, USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says cotton crop development is largely on par with last year’s progress.

But when it comes to the peanut crop, Rippey says condition ratings are now below last year’s numbers.

In Alabama, 97 percent of the cotton crop is setting bolls, which compares to 95 percent this time last year. 29 percent of the bolls were open, which compares to 27 percent last year at this time.

In Florida, 93 percent of the cotton crop is setting bolls, which compares to 95 percent this time last year. 18 percent of the bolls were open, which compares to 19 percent last year at this time.

In Georgia, 97 percent of the cotton crop is setting bolls, which compares to 95 percent this time last year. 30 percent of the bolls were open, which compares to only 13 percent last year at this time.