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Rain Delaying Harvest

We’re in our sixth consecutive day of overcast, drizzly weather in the Pee Dee.  The only real bad thing about this weather is the timing.  We need to be in the fields picking cotton and peanuts, but field conditions have prevented that for nearly a week now.   355 more words


Open Sesame: Cotton Bolls

We are anxiously waiting for our cotton bolls to burst open!


Question of the Week: 2,4-D

Last week the question was:  What is wrong with these cotton leaves?

These leaves are showing symptoms of 2,4-D damage.  Cotton is extremely sensitive to 2,4-D.   85 more words

Question Of The Week

Cotton Defoliation Has Begun

A few early planted fields have been defoliated and more will follow soon.  At least one field in Florence County has already been harvested.

There are two methods we use to determine when to defoliate cotton:  the percent of open bolls method and the nodes above cracked boll method.   154 more words