cotton planting

Cotton Planting Delays in Some States

Clint Thompson Alabama, Cotton, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts

Planting of cotton and peanut seed continues across the Southeast. The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) notes the number of acres planted are close to the 5-year averages in most cases. But USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says there are cotton planting delays in the some of the wetter states.

Rippey says there was a net improvement in overall cotton conditions.

In Alabama, 95% of the cotton crop has been planted, which compares to 95% last year, and 92% is the 5-year average; 92% of the peanut crop has been planted, which compares to 89% last year and the 5-year average is 87%.

In Florida, only 71% of the cotton crop has been planted, which compares to 87% last year, and 85% is the 5-year average; 95% of the peanut crop has been planted, which compares to 96% last year and the 5-year average of 93%.

In Georgia, 89% of the cotton crop has been planted, which compares to 86% last year, and 86% is the 5-year average; 93% of the peanut crop has been planted, which compares to 91% last year and the 5-year average of 91%.