Progress continues with both cotton and peanut planting across the region. Brad Rippey, U.S. Department of Agriculture meteorologist, has the latest progress reports, first for cotton: Rippey updates the progress report for peanut planting:
U.S. Department of Agriculture meteorologist Brad Rippey says the nationwide numbers of cotton planting progress are mixed this week. But Rippey notes good peanut planting progress.
Latest numbers indicate cotton planting in Georgia is progressing. Georgia Cotton Commission Executive Director, Richey Seaton, says that should continue with a good looking week weather-wise.
Across the Southeast, this is expected to be a good week for both peanut and cotton planting. And looking at the latest numbers, USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says the pace of peanut planting is on par with the average. But, Rippey notes cotton planting progress is slightly behind schedule.
U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 14.5 million cotton acres this spring, up 2.9 percent from 2018, according to the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) 38th annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. Upland cotton intentions are 14.2 million acres, up 2.8 percent from 2018, while extra-long staple intentions of 264,000 acres represent a 6.3 percent increase. The survey results were announced …
If you want to know about cotton planting progress this week, think about the number 20. Stephanie Ho explains why. Twenty is This Weeks Magic Number for Cotton 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 …
Cotton planting time is getting closer, and Bayer CropScience wants growers to know about the new reduction in price for Stoneville 6182GLT. Scott Asher, Bayer agronomic service manager for the East region, has more information. New Reduction in Price for Stoneville 6182GLT