peanut crop

Final 2021 Cotton, Peanut Crop Progress Reports

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released their final cotton and peanut crop progress reports for the 2021 season. In this report, USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says the pace of the nation’s cotton harvest is actually ahead of the five-year average. And Rippey notes peanut harvest is on par with last year at this time. In Alabama, cotton harvested as of …


UGA Encourages Cotton Growers to Defoliate Crop

Clint Thompson Cotton, Georgia

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Cotton Commission and University of Georgia (UGA) Extension Cotton Team encourage producers that the time is now to go ahead and defoliate any remaining crop. The weather is not getting any warmer, says UGA Extension cotton agronomist Camp Hand. “In the next 14 days, I can count on three fingers the number of days that …

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Cotton Harvest Continues, Peanut Harvest Winding Down

Dan Cotton, Peanuts, USDA-NASS

While cotton harvest continues, peanut harvest is starting to wind down. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says cotton harvest progressed rapidly last week due to good weather. And Rippey has the latest look at the nation’s peanut harvest. In Alabama, cotton harvested as of this past Sunday was at 78 percent, which compares to 80 percent last year and 82 percent is the …


Enlist Helps You Take Control of Weeds

Dan Cotton

When it comes to next year’s cotton crop, take control of weeds like never before with the Enlist weed control system. Corteva Agriscience Enlist Herbicide Technology Specialist, Josh Wilson, looks at some of the things cotton producers should keep top of mind as they plan for next year’s crop. He says when developing plans for next year, it all starts with seed …

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A Hot Cotton Market

Dan Cotton

A new USDA cotton outlook has good news on both the production and price fronts. Gary Crawford has more details.


Cotton Harvest Ahead of Average, Peanut Harvest Advancing Quickly

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

The harvest of both cotton and peanuts continues across the country. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey has a look at the cotton harvest pace which has really picked up. And Rippey says the nation’s peanut harvest advanced fairly quickly last week. In Alabama, cotton harvested as of this past Sunday was at 66 percent, which compares to 69 percent last year and 75 …

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Stoneville Cotton to Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Dan Cotton

For 99 years, Stoneville cotton seed has delivered for farmers across the Southeast. And next year will be a big celebration. BASF and Stoneville Cotton Seed Retail Agronomist, Mark Freeman, says they will celebrate their 100th Anniversary. And recently, Freeman told us that despite the various weather delays we’ve seen this year with cotton harvest, they are getting strong reports about a …

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U.S. Cotton Production Forecast Up 25 Percent from Last Year

Dan Cotton, USDA-NASS

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released their November crop reports today, and Becky Sommer with NASS in Washington D.C. says the U.S. cotton production estimate is up 25 percent from last year’s crop.  All cotton production is forecast at 18.2 million 480?pound bales, up 1 percent from the previous forecast, and up 25 percent from 2020. Based on conditions as of …

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Harvest Nearing End for Peanuts, Half Over for Cotton

Dan Cotton, Peanuts

Harvest of the nation’s cotton and peanut crops continues. USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey said there was mostly good weather for the week ending this past Sunday. He notes the nation’s cotton harvest pace has passed the half-way point. And Rippey has the latest look at harvest progress for the nation’s peanut crop. In Alabama, 96 percent of the cotton crop saw bolls opening, …

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New Technology on the Horizon for Stoneville Cotton

Dan Cotton

Stoneville cotton seed has delivered for farmers across the Southeast for many years, and new technology continues to be developed. Mark Freeman, retail agronomist with BASF and Stoneville Cotton Seed, talks about a new herbicide tolerant cotton that will be coming. Battling resistant weeds in all kinds of weather conditions, week in and week out, is one of your toughest assignments. …