Defoliating Cotton to Create Florida’s Snowy Fields

Defoliating Cotton to Create Florida’s Snowy Fields

  Ethan Carter, Regional Crop IPM Agent, David Wright, UF/IFAS Agronomist, & Mark Mauldin, Washington County Extension Ag Agent   It’s that time of year again, cotton defoliation is hot on the heels of peanut harvest. Many farmers are in the middle of...
2021 Cotton Production Issues in the Western Panhandle

2021 Cotton Production Issues in the Western Panhandle

The 2021 growing season has not been a good one for cotton producers in the Western Panhandle of Florida.  An overabundance of rain, lack of sunshine, and poor overall conditions has led to cotton looking less than stellar.  Though plants look good when whizzing by at...
Cotton Marketing News:  Strong Prices Continue with Few Hiccups

Cotton Marketing News: Strong Prices Continue with Few Hiccups

Don Shurley, UGA Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics   Most of the time, but not always, prices tend to trend down as we move closer to harvest.  It’s called seasonality, and for that reason, farmers like to price some portion of their crop prior to harvest. ...
Cotton Marketing News:  Reports Continue to Feed Optimism

Cotton Marketing News: Reports Continue to Feed Optimism

Don Shurley, UGA Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics   Today’s monthly USDA numbers were a bit of a surprise and the weekly export report was good.  As a result, December futures gained over 2 cents today—pushing us to over 93 cents.  Don’t be surprised if the...