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OSU Extension Cotton Specialist Dr. Seth Byrd Talks 2018 Cotton Crop and Looks Into 2019 and Likely More Acres Converting to Cotton

Fri, 28 Dec 2018 05:19:25 CST

As 2018 turns into 2019, the work continues to harvest and then gin the 2018 Oklahoma cotton crop. And, according to Oklahoma State Extension Cotton Specialist Dr. Seth Byrd, this has been a more challenging year for cotton producers than they faced in 2017, when the state produced a million bales for the first time since the 1930s.

The 2018 cotton crop will not be as large as the crop of a year ago- with the National Ag Statistics Service calling the 2018 crop closer to 800,000 bales this year versus that million bale crop of 2017. Dr. Byrd is not certain if that prediction is real or not- at least not yet. "It's always so hard to tell- we have only ginned a small fraction of what we are going to produce this year- it's so tough to tell- we will probably be pretty close but I think we will know more as we go into January-Febuary when we take more of the crop to the gin."

He expects that the quality will be better than we had thought might be the case early in the fall and sees no red flags when it comes to the quality of the crop- again he says we will know a lot more in another three or four weeks.

As for the 2019 planting season- it's too early to really know- but Dr. Byrd is confident that there will be at least a few more acres planted this coming spring versus a year ago- and some in the southwest cotton industry are convinced we will have significantly more acres than were planted one year ago.

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