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Southeast Cotton, Peanut Harvest Update

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says the condition of the nation’s cotton crop remains good, and has improved from last week.

Rippey has a look at the number of cotton bolls opening across the country.

In Alabama, only 51 percent of the cotton crop saw bolls opening, which compares to 74 percent last year and 78 percent is the 5-year average. As for peanut harvest, 20 percent have been dug which compares to 18 percent last year at this time, 27 percent is the 5-year average. 12 percent of the crop has been harvested, which compares to 11 percent this time last year, while 15 percent is the 5-year average.

In Florida, 37 percent of the cotton crop had bolls opening, which compares to 49 percent last year and 55 percent is the 5-year average. As for peanut harvest, 37 percent have been dug which compares to 41 percent last year at this time and 43 percent is the 5-year average. 28 percent has been harvested which compares to 30 percent last year while the 5-year average is 36 percent.

In Georgia, 67 percent of the cotton crop saw bolls opening, which compares to 73 percent last year and 79 percent is the 5-year average. As for peanut harvest, 16 percent have been dug which compares to 15 percent last year at this time, while the 5-year average is 29 percent. 7 percent has been harvested which compares to 7 percent last year while the 5-year average is 17 percent.