With about 20 percent of the cotton remaining to be harvested, Rolling Plains farmers have been slowed by some wintry weather—rain and snow. Despite the setback, harvest appears to be on schedule, says a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

 “From the guys I’ve been talking to up there, they’re looking at maybe 20 percent of the irrigated cotton left, with yields ranging all over the board, depending upon what kind of rain they had this summer,” said Dr. Gaylon Morgan, AgriLife Extension statewide cotton specialist, College Station.


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Yield reports of one to three bales per acre were common, but there were scattered reports of as much as four bales per acre, Morgan said.

The rain and/or ice or snow should not have an appreciable effect on quality of cotton to be harvested.


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