With that title, I just have to start this post by screaming UGH! It’s most likely what you’d hear if you brought the topic up to a Mid-South cotton farmer. Well, if they were able to refrain from cursing. And while today is gorgeous, cotton farmers in the Mid-South are looking at yield and quality losses. Just a look through twitter today, quickly has multiple media reporting on the yield & quality hits growers have taken. This article is one I’ve seen from several tweeps today.
On Friday I spent a few minutes with Dr. Dave Albers looking at the crop locally (love that Memphis has an Agricenter so I can kick around the mud in the city limits). I think the pictures here are more telling than words, but really appreciate his taking the time to help me illustrate why so many cotton people are are in bummer moods.
[…] on several weather factors) lead to crop quality problems. One of the worst ones I have seen is cotton seed begins sprouting in the boll. But there are also a lot of fungal and disease issues that could pop up. And those could cause […]