And Sunny Weather It IS...awsome 9-18-2014 Sorry about yesterday. I know I am usually not a gloomy person but I was really surprised that we got hardlock. The cloudy weather with wet soils obviously kept the canopy damp. One of the main varieties I see it in has a history of looking a little knotty in September and never looks impressive until the picker starts rolling through it then you wonder where the cotton came from. In actuality, the yields we will make continue to look promising and looking at the forecast today would lift anybody’s spirit that is in the cotton business. We are seeing that 7 days out of the next 10 are supposed to be Sunny and the other three are still a mix of Sun and clouds. Only a little bit of rain chances. Then the last days of September, going into October in a couple of weeks are expected to be in the 80’s with a shot at 90 degrees. As of today we still have almost 2 weeks left in September and I think we will have a lot of our crop move into that very mature condition allowing us to maximize a lot of our potential. Late planted cotton should have a good chance to reach full maturity in October as long as we can stay away from frost during the first half of October. I am going to remain extremely hopeful and pray for this to occur. There will be some defoliation gearing up for next week. But I believe it will be the following week before we start staging up large acreages for the region. By October, everyone should have a shot at getting things going.
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