Pixing Cotton blooming out the top or 5 NAWB 7-19-18 There are fields that are prematurelly cutting out primarily due to dry weather and particularly where an aggressive pix approach was used in front of the dry weather. These fields are notable by blooms up high and only 5 nodes above the bloom. It is more common in the early planted fields also. There is no advantage to pixing cotton that is cutting out at this point. Allowing some new growth in July is advantageous to add to the yield potential and also give the plant some new material to put energy into during August and early September. If you try to stop it now, it is just going to try again later, better to let this new growth and new squares get on the plant now where they may do some good. Focus Pix efforts on late planted cotton or cotton with 7 or more nodes above white bloom. We will re-evaluate this cotton that is blooming out of the top after the rain.
A good bit of rain is supposed to be coming.
Couple of thoughts 7-18-18 Insect Management and scouting school at Tidewater R & E center at noon on Thursday, 7-19. Everything planted during the first half of May should be blooming hard and have the growth in check even with this last rain. Focus on the late planted cotton or anything not blooming as far as pix trips at this point. A lot of cotton planted during the first half of May started blooming the week of the fourth of July. That means it will be at the third week of bloom next week which is our traditional clean up with bifinthrin spray schedule. If you already made a bifinthrin spray, re-evaluate for another spray whenever the moth flight starts or it has been a couple of weeks since your last spray. (i'll be at the beach from Wednesday through the weekend)
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