External Factors Impact Georgia’s Cotton Crop Maturity

Will Jordan General

By Will Jordan

Photo by Clint Thompson/Shows Camp Hand (right) being interviewed by Will Jordan.

Georgia’s cotton crop has faced several hurdles already as we move into August. Early-season cool weather, intense deer pressure and widespread plant bug damage have played a serious role in delaying the maturity of this year’s crop.

During the Georgia Cotton Commission’s mid-Year meeting in Statesboro, Georgia, last week, Southeast AgNet visited with Camp Hand, Extension Cotton Agronomist from the University of Georgia to discuss the issues.