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Peanut Crop Update

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts

This week’s crop condition report notes the nation’s peanut crop is pegging at a normal rate. Tyron Spearman reports a couple of Southeast states are actually ahead of schedule.

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Cotton, Peanut Crops on Par With Development

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts

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 …

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Less Cotton in Georgia This Year

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia

When USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released its 2020 planted acreage reports, it noted growers across the belt planted 12.2 million acres this year, which is down 11% from last year. In Georgia, producers planted 1.2 million acres of cotton this year, which is down from the 1.4 million acres last year. But Georgia Cotton Commission’s Taylor Sills told …

Cotton Scouting School Goes Digital, Set for July 24

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Pest/Pest Control

By Katie Nichols For 60 years, Extension scientists taught the Scouting School in person and hands-on. But the 61st Cotton Scouting School is going digital — pushed to an online version because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The short course will be July 24 from 8 a.m. to noon via Zoom. Growers, consultants, scouts and others are encouraged to attend just as …

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Peanut Stocks Are Down

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released the Peanut Stocks and Processing Report for the month of May. According to Tyron Spearman, the report shows stocks are dropping.

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Richey Seaton Retiring From Georgia Cotton Commission

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia

Longtime Executive Director of the Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC), Richey Seaton, has announced he will retire effective August 1, 2020. Seaton told Southeast AgNet that it has been a privilege for him to work for the cotton producers of Georgia. (please post the GCC release here) Richey Seaton to Retire From Georgia Cotton Commission; Sills to Serve as Executive Director …

Unusual Weather, Year for Cotton Insects

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton

By Katie Nichols (Alabama Extension) AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. — Mild winter weather, cool spring days and a handful of heat-filled scorchers combined to create an interesting situation with cotton insects this spring and summer. Alabama Cooperative Extension System crop entomologists are keeping a close eye on the evolving situation. Alabama Extension’s Ron Smith and Scott Graham have been working with busy cotton …