By admin       2018-05-19

Spot cotton trading was active. Supplies and producer offerings were moderate. Demand was good. Average local spot prices were lower. Producer interest in forward contracting was moderate. Trading of CCC-loan equities was active. Foreign inquiries were light. Some stands exhibited heat stress in south Texas, and rainfall would help the plants improve. Stands were irrigated. Drought has negatively impacted dryland acres in Willacy county cotton fields, leaving some fields fallow and others failing to establish, according to the Texas A&M Extension Pest Cast, released on May 11. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) experts continued to help producers manage plant pests’ populations including the fleahopper, aphid, red spider mite, whitefly, and thrips in the Coastal Bend, Upper Coast, and Rio Grande Valley. IPM specialist continued to monitor for bollworms and resistance to one or more Bt genes in Bt varieties in parts of Texas. Fields were soggy in the Blackland Prairies and delayed replanting. Some areas had received 6 inches of rainfall. Stands had emerged and needed dry, sunny conditions to advance. Planting neared completion. Beneficial rains were received in most parts of the Oklahoma cotton-growing areas. Seedlings emerged quickly and uniformly, according to local reports.

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