Cotton Harvests Near Completion in Georgia

Clint Thompson Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC)

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File photo shows cotton being harvested.

By Clint Thompson

The Georgia Cotton Commission (GCC) and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension Cotton Team encourage growers to go ahead and pick what crop remains in the field.

Camp Hand, UGA Extension cotton agronomist, estimates Georgia producers are approximately 80% to 90% done harvesting this year’s crop. Only a small portion remain.                                          

“A lot of this late stuff, last week it was really cold, so some folks are trying to decide what to do with that, whether to wait or go on and get it. In my mind, if it’s had multiple frosts and then a couple of hard freezes, then we just need to cut our losses and go on and get it,” Hand said. “It’s not going to get any better. It doesn’t seem like it’s going to open up more.

“That’s really the only situation where we’ve still got stuff to get is that super late stuff in just a few places.”

Hand said this year’s quality looks really good.