Our grain in the upper gulf coast is being harvested, and most of our cotton is finishing out and past concern for insect pressure. The heat units for each county for August 1- 7 are below:
Below I have included our cotton defoliation trial results from 2017, and I will include this year's trial information as soon as we have it. We treated the first set of treatments this Tuesday, and plan on making follow up applications next Tuesday. Please feel free to call our office if you have any questions or concerns. Stay safe harvesting, everyone!
Results for the cotton defoliation study that was sprayed on July 28, 2017 in Wharton, Texas are listed below. A rating of the July 28th application (Application Timing A) of 13 different defoliation treatments was taken on August 2, 2017. The percentages given for % Defoliation, % Desiccation, % Green Leaf, and % Open Boll for the attached report is a measure of only Application A at 5 days after spraying. The attached report does not reflect the second application of defoliant (Application Timing B), as the treatments that called for a second spraying were not sprayed until August 4. Approximate cost estimates reflect total cost of the treatment (e.g. Total cost of Treatment A and Treatment B). I will follow up later this week with the results of the defoliation study taken at 12 days after the initial defoliation. The second report will also reflect % regrowth for the 13 treatments.