Oklahoma's 2010 cotton crop has been a good one, even in those areas where dry weather hurt the dryland crop, according to reports received this week from representative cotton gins.

Due to late rains in September, an already drought-stressed crop put on a growth spurt, slowing harvest until later in the fall. However, several Oklahoma gins are about to finish their ginning season. Near the I-40 Interstate crossing Oklahoma east to west and northern Oklahoma, cotton is still in fields and a few gins are in the early to middle part of their cotton processing.

Following is a report from the gins: Cotton Growers gin, Altus, Okla., reports 85,000 bales ginned so far and anticipates100, 000 bales by the end of the season.

Great Plains Cotton Cooperative gin at Blackwell, near the Kansas border, has ginned 1,679 bales to date, expects a 10,000 to 12,000-bale season and their ginning season is just beginning.

Farmers Cooperative Association Gin, at Butler, just north of I-40, has ginned 2,080 bales to date, and projecting a season of 2,800 bales, has nearly completed its season.

Farmers Cooperative gin, Carnegie, has ginned 15,800 bales to date, expects to gin 18,000 to 20,000 bales for the season.