Adverse conditions experienced during or after cotton planting can negatively impact cotton seedlings and result in seedling death. If severe, stresses can reduce stands to unprofitable yield potentials. Unfortunately, cool nights, excessive rainfall and marginal seed quality from some seed lots have increased reports of failed stands. Determining whether to accept or replant a marginal stand of cotton is a particularly challenging decision since many factors must be considered. The purpose of this post is to highlight a few factors to consider while making the replant decision. Continue reading
A new, very impressive cotton planting conditions calculator has been created by Dr. Guy Collins and Dr. Keith Edmisten with help from the Climatology Office at North Carolina State University. In this post, I highlight a few of the features and provide an example of how the calculator works.
The 2019 UT Cotton Focus is tomorrow, Friday Feb. 15th. The meeting will be held at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center (605 Airways Blvd, Jackson, TN 38301).
The 2019 UT Cotton Focus is only a few weeks away. This year’s meeting will be held at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center (605 Airways Blvd, Jackson, TN 38301) on Friday, February 15th. Registration begins at 8:00 AM with opening remarks beginning at 8:25 AM. This year’s event will feature a round-table on auxin herbicide stewardship and regulation as well as a general cotton specialists’ roundtable. Additionally, UT Specialists will be presenting information on managing resistant bollworms, variety selection, new diseases, and economic considerations for 2019, among other pertinent information. We will also have an update on boll weevil eradication and a report from the National Cotton Council. The meeting will close with a provided lunch. Pesticide re-certification and CCA points will be available. Look forward to seeing you there!
January 22, 2019 – Fayette/Hardeman County Extension Crop Production (Lone Oaks Farm, Middleton, TN) 10AM-12PM (Contact Jeff Via or Josh German for details)
January 23, 2019 – Tipton County Extension Crop Production (Farm Bureau Office, Covington, TN) 9AM-12PM (Contact Becky Muller for details)
January 25, 2019 – Gibson County Extension Crop Production (1252 Manufacturers Row Trenton, TN 38382) 8AM-2PM (Contact Philip Shelby for details)
January 28, 2019 – Haywood County Extension Crop Production (H&R Agripower, Brownsville, TN) 10AM-12PM (Contact Lindsay Griffin for details)
January 29, 2019 – Crockett County Extension Crop Production (Gibson Electric, Alamo, TN) 7:30AM-11AM (Contact Richard Buntin for details)
February 5, 2019 – Middle Tennessee Grain Conference (Coffee County Fairgrounds, Manchester, TN)
February 7, 2019 – West Tennessee Grain and Soybean Conference (Dyersburg, TN)
February 15, 2019 – Cotton Focus (West Tennessee Research and Education Center, Jackson, TN) … 8 AM-12PM (lunch provided, pre-registration is not required)
February 20, 2019 – Tennessee Agricultural Production Association Winter Agronomic Workshop (DoubleTree Hotel, Jackson, Tennessee)
The tech-trait diversity in the top performers again highlights the excellent yield potential, stability and fiber quality currently available in commercial cultivars regardless of tech platform. Trial results reported from the 2018 season include 58 varieties entered into 7 Official Variety Trials (OVTs) and 18 varieties entered into 10 County Standard Trials (CSTs). Both OVTs and CSTs were scattered throughout TN’s cotton producing counties. Additionally, in-season plant measurements and multi-year yield averages were reported for the OVTs.
We will be releasing results from a June planted OVT later this winter, so keep an eye out for those results on this blog.
Special thanks to all those who participated and/or contributed to the program during the 2018 growing season, and look forward to seeing many of you during our 2019 meetings.
Special thanks to all those who participated and/or contributed to the program during the 2018 growing season.
Weather over the past few days has allowed our cotton crop to dry down substantially. Still, it is unlikely the areas which noted sprouting will be dry enough to pick until mid-week (Oct. 3). In this post, I cover the factors to consider and potential impacts should you rush into harvest before the crop has sufficiently dried. Continue reading