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Thursday, January 27, 2022
2021 Cotton Crop Results Offer Insight for Producers Shopping for Seed Now
As Oklahoma cotton producers wait for the last of the 2021 cotton crop to go to the gin, the Oklahoma Farm Report’s KC Sheperd spoke with Shane Osborne, Red River agronomist and sales representative for NexGen Cottonseed, about the 2021 cotton crop and what farmers can do now to get ready for the 2022 crop.

“We have had an outstanding year,” Osborne said. “One of our biggest varieties - 4936 - performed exceptionally well. We have had some yields that broke the five-bale mark and several four-plus yields this year. Man, what a deal to make that kind of cotton when the price is more than a dollar a bushel.”

Because of what a great year 2021 turned out to be for cotton, Osborne said he and many others have a lot of optimism for the 2022 crop. But, with the drought in the forefront of producers’ minds, they are questioning what the next right step is for the 2022 planting season.

“It is time to start thinking about cotton varieties - what did perform last year and the context in which those varieties performed, so (producers) can make the right decision moving forward,” Osborne said. “Going forward, I think the challenge this year will be to figure out how to utilize the necessary inputs and keep those costs down, while still producing a valuable crop.”

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