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Cotton, Peanut Crops on Par With Development

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts

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File photo shows cotton plants growing in a field.

According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), cotton and peanut crops continue to develop. As a matter of fact, USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says there was some overall improvement in the nation’s cotton crop this past week.

Rippey says the pace of cotton squaring and setting bolls is pretty much on par with the five-year averages.

Rippey also has the latest outlook for the nation’s peanut crop.

In Alabama, 66% of the crop was squaring, which compares to 71% last year and the five-year average of 67%. 13% of the crop was setting bolls, which compares to 14% last year and the five-year average of 17%. 42% of the peanut crop was pegging, which compares to 64% last year and the 5-year average of 54%.

In Florida, 49% of the crop was squaring, which compares to 61% last year and the five-year average of 48%. 11% of the crop was setting bolls, which compares to 15% last year and the five-year average of 5%. 59% of the peanut crop was pegging, which compares to 64% last year and the 5-year average of 57%.

In Georgia, 67% of the crop was squaring, which compares to 67% last year and the five-year average of 67%. 21% of the crop was setting bolls, which compares to 21% last year and the five-year average of 19%. 69% of the peanut crop was pegging, which compares to 69% last year and the 5-year average of 61%.