April 12 Watermelon Crop Update

April 12 Watermelon Crop Update

UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee Valley Weekly Watermelon Crop Update – summarized by Bob Hochmuth with input from Suwannee Valley Extension Agents: Mark Warren, Tyler Pittman, Tatiana Sanchez, Luke Harlow, Jay Capasso, Sylvia Wills, Dan Fenneman, Keith Wynn, Danielle...
Preemergence Herbicide Treatments Behind the Cotton Planter

Preemergence Herbicide Treatments Behind the Cotton Planter

– Dr. Steve Li, Auburn Weed Scientist – Cotton planting will be in full swing in just another week or two. One thing that I cannot emphasize enough is to START CLEAN (free of weeds), particularly in no-till fields. A single-pass burndown treatment is often...
Alabama Cotton Seeding Rate Trial Summary

Alabama Cotton Seeding Rate Trial Summary

Dr. Steve Brown, Auburn Cotton Agronomist – The high cost of seed (and technology) compel a hard look at reduced seeding rates. The broad compensatory nature of cotton – the ability to make comparable yields across a range of plant populations – affords that...
Cotton Marketing News:  Return to Optimism Still On Wobbly Legs

Cotton Marketing News: Return to Optimism Still On Wobbly Legs

Don Shurley, UGA Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics From the peak near 88 cents in late February, to the decline to near 76 cents in late March, cotton prices (new crop December futures) are trying to mount a comeback.  Since the latest low, we’ve had 9 up days...