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Local Planting Forecast

Cotton Planting Condtions for Franklin, VA
Last Updated 5-18-18 @ 12:30 pm.  Next UPdate Monday 5-21

Rain and Moisture:
Expecting between 1 inch and 2 inches between now and Monday for the region.  Some fields west of Capron are exceeding three inches already and fields in the eastern part of the region have only had a half inch or so since Wednesday

AT this point, there should be a lot of profitability for planting 82 cent cotton next week and the week after Memorial weekend as top yields with modern varieties are obtained planting through the entire monty of May into early June.

We will re-evaluate conditions once all this weather moves through.

Weeds and thrips are quickly going to become a priority next week.
 

 Date Day Temperatures Rain Planting
5-18 to 5-19 Friday and Saturday Warm 0.8 to 1.6" Wet
5-20 to 21 Sunday and Monday Warmer 0.6" End of Wettest period
5-22 to 5-26 Next week Nice 20% Improving

Futures
@CT - COTTON #2 - ICEFU
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Jul 18 87.30 88.73 87.10 88.71 2.16 86.55 05:32A Chart for @CT8N Options for @CT8N
Oct 18 83.97 83.82 Chart for @CT8V Options for @CT8V
Dec 18 82.70 84.89 82.70 84.87 2.44 82.43 05:32A Chart for @CT8Z Options for @CT8Z
Mar 19 82.80 84.80 82.64 84.75 2.51 82.24 05:32A Chart for @CT9H Options for @CT9H
May 19 83.10 85.14 83.10 85.14 2.57 82.57 05:32A Chart for @CT9K Options for @CT9K
Jul 19 83.25 85.30 83.25 85.30 2.55 82.75 05:32A Chart for @CT9N Options for @CT9N
Oct 19 79.68 Chart for @CT9V Options for @CT9V
@S - SOYBEANS - CBOT
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Jul 18 1017'4 1022'4 1013'6 1015'2 16'6 998'4 05:32A Chart for @S8N Options for @S8N
Aug 18 1020'6 1026'0 1017'4 1019'0 16'4 1002'4 05:32A Chart for @S8Q Options for @S8Q
Sep 18 1021'6 1026'6 1019'0 1020'4 16'0 1004'4 05:32A Chart for @S8U Options for @S8U
Nov 18 1025'2 1029'6 1022'4 1024'0 15'6 1008'2 05:32A Chart for @S8X Options for @S8X
Jan 19 1029'0 1033'0 1026'4 1029'2 17'0 1012'2 05:32A Chart for @S9F Options for @S9F
@W - WHEAT - CBOT
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Jul 18 523'0 525'4 518'0 521'6 3'4 518'2 05:32A Chart for @W8N Options for @W8N
Sep 18 538'4 541'0 533'6 537'6 3'6 534'0 05:32A Chart for @W8U Options for @W8U
Dec 18 559'4 561'6 555'4 558'6 4'0 554'6 05:32A Chart for @W8Z Options for @W8Z
@C - CORN - CBOT
Month Open High Low Last Change Close Time More
Jul 18 405'4 407'4 405'0 405'6 3'2 402'4 05:32A Chart for @C8N Options for @C8N
Sep 18 413'6 415'6 413'4 414'2 3'2 411'0 05:32A Chart for @C8U Options for @C8U
Dec 18 422'6 424'6 422'4 423'2 3'0 420'2 05:32A Chart for @C8Z Options for @C8Z
Mar 19 430'0 432'4 430'0 431'2 3'0 428'2 05:32A Chart for @C9H Options for @C9H
May 19 435'0 437'0 435'0 435'2 2'4 432'6 05:32A Chart for @C9K Options for @C9K
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Johnny's Blog
Heat Units Advancing.  Oldest cotton at Second true leaf stage
May 17, 2018
Cotton Heat units are mounting up.  Since May 1st we have had 180 DD-60s at all locations.  That means that cotton that was planted the first week of May already has a true leaf out with the second one in the bud.  But wait a minute, I thought we were supposed to spray Orthene at the first true leaf stage for thrips control when we only use a seed treatment.  The adult thrips are peaking currently so there is likely a good amount of egg laying going on.  I am sure, if it was not raining this week, then we would be spraying the cotton that was planted the first week of May this week.  However, that is not going to happen, and as fast as this cotton is developing, the thrips are going to have a hard time causing a lot of damage particularly with the warm moist conditions we are having.  Another factor with this warm season is that the seed treatments still last 2 to three weeks, so they have kept the cotton clean up to this point although they are probably wearing out on cotton planted May 1st.   Even if you sprayed before the rain, Orthene washes off easily.  We are going to have to just take a good look at the cotton when the weather clears out and take appropriate actions at that time.  If you treated in furrow, then you have the extra protection that is still going to last at least through this wet spell.  When cotton gets about 3 or 4 healthy leaves out without being crinkled up, then it should be safe from thrips.  Even though I can see some adults,  there is little to no damage today.  At this point, there we will not speculate too much and just need to see what the crop looks like next week, but I feel pretty good about the weather favoring the cotton more than the thrips. 

DISCLAIMER: The data contained herein is for informational, conversational, and philosophical thinking and is for general purposes only. Ideas expressed apply to the Upper Southeast growing region. Although the information was obtained from various sources, which we believe to be reliable, we do not in any way guarantee its accuracy or completeness. Comments are influenced by past experiences, personal bias and hypothetical speculation by the writer and are not always accurate predictors of future events. Specific references to Agricultural Products and Rates are used for examples and do not reflect specific endorsement or recommendations for use. Always read and follow all label directions and precautions for use. We disclaim any responsibility for any errors or omissions contained herein. FULL DISCLOSURE: There is no compensation received by Johnny to promote any product referenced with in this blog. Johnny is a paid employee of Commonwealth Gin


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  • SOYBEANS (Sep 18) 1020'4 16'0 5/21/18   5:27 AM CST
  • SOYBEANS (Nov 18) 1024'0 15'6 5/21/18   5:30 AM CST
  • SOYBEANS (Jan 19) 1029'2 17'0 5/21/18   5:20 AM CST
  • WHEAT (Jul 18) 521'6 3'4 5/21/18   5:31 AM CST
  • WHEAT (Sep 18) 537'6 3'6 5/21/18   5:31 AM CST
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  • CORN (Jul 18) 405'6 3'2 5/21/18   5:31 AM CST
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  • CORN (Mar 19) 431'2 3'0 5/21/18   5:25 AM CST
  • CORN (May 19) 435'2 2'4 5/21/18   4:58 AM CST

 
 
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