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Cotton and Peanut Planting Progressing Well

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According to the latest numbers from USDA, cotton and peanut planting continues to progress well in most areas. Brad Rippey, a USDA meteorologist, has a look at planting progress and crop development.

 

In Alabama, 84% of the cotton crop has been planted which compares to 77% this time last year, while the 5-year average is 81%.

In Alabama, 73% of the peanut crop has been planted which compares to 69% this time last year, while the 5-year average is 70%.

peanut seedIn Florida, 77% of the cotton crop has been planted which compares to 62% the week before.

In Florida, 84% of the peanut crop has been planted which compares to 85% this time last year, while the 5-year average is 80%.

In Georgia, 75% of the cotton crop has been planted which compares to 73% this time last year, while the 5-year average is 76%.

In Georgia, 83% of the peanut crop has been planted which compares to 83% this time last year, while the 5-year average is 81%.

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

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