Improvements for the US cotton crop are being noted by producers throughout the plains and south.
Rippey: We have had good rains recently across the southern plains. A little too much rain in the Mississippi Delta but also some beneficial rains moving in the southeast. The net effect of that is to improve the national crop condition fairly substantially over the last week. 52% Good to Excellent, 6% Very Poor to Poor. A week ago those numbers were 45% and 9% respectively.
That puts this year’s crop in a better spot than we saw a year ago when we had just 40% of the crop Good to Excellent and 25% Very Poor to Poor
USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey with the latest conditions report.
In Georgia, the USDA Crop Progress report indicates cotton is rated 6% Very poor to Poor and 69% Good to Excellent.
In Florida, cotton squaring remained behind last year’s average though improvements are noted. Florida cotton rated 45% Good 0% Excellent.
Alabama cotton, 93% Good to Excellent.