By Ken E. Legé, Ph.D.
Good to very good planting conditions persist throughout most of this upcoming week, but be aware of the rainfall and cooler temperatures forecast for the weekend and the first part of next week. With the favorable temperatures for the better part of this week, I’m sure many of you will be able to cover quite a few acres of cotton.
As always, monitor soil moisture and temperatures closely, as each field is unique and present a different planting situation.
Southern High Plains
From a temperature perspective, good to very good planting conditions persist throughout most of this upcoming week; however, most of you are awaiting rainfall before planting cotton, and hopefully we have relief coming toward the weekend and first part of next week.
If you have some irrigated fields that you’ve been able to pre-water, you could certainly plant those the first part of this week. However, I realize most of the irrigated fields will need to wait for a rain to plant, as will, of course, all dryland fields.
Continue to pray that the rain will materialize this upcoming weekend!