By admin       2018-05-12

Spot cotton trading was active. Supplies and producer offerings were moderate. Demand was good. Average local spot prices were higher. Producer interest in forward contracting was moderate. Trading of CCC-loan equities was active. Foreign inquiries were light-to-moderate. Interest was best from Indonesia, Pakistan, and Taiwan. Insect monitoring was underway in the Rio Grande Valley. Stands reached full bloom. Plants were 7-leaves up to forming pinhead squares in the Upper Coast. Replanted acres have begun to emerge. Spraying for weeds was active. Planting continued in the Blackland Prairies and stands had begun to establish. Stands made good progress with daytime temperature highs in the low 70s to the low 90s and overnight lows in the mid-50s to upper 60s. Replanting continued in some fields. Insect pressures have been low, according to local reports. Weed populations are problematic, but hopes are that herbicides will activate now that temperatures have warmed. Kansas producers made plans to plant more cotton coming off the stellar yields in 2017, but soil temperatures need to warm. Temperature highs were in the low 70s to low 90s, and overnight lows were in the upper 40s to upper 60s. Planting was 2 percent completed and similar to this time last season at 1 percent, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) Crop Progress report published on May 7. Cotton planting will rapidly expand after producers finish planting corn. Seed availability is a concern. Planting began in southwestern Oklahoma on irrigated fields. Dryland fields need a beneficial rain ahead of planting. Herbicides have been applied to help manage weed overgrowth. Fertilizer was applied. Planting was 8 percent completed, compared to 21 percent the previous season, according to NASS.

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