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Thursday, August 6, 2020
Latest Cotton Comments Focus on Rain Vs No Rain Status of 2020 Crop
The latest issue of Cotton Comments covers several important topics this month including Cotton Progress, Sesame, Growing Degree Days, Oklahoma State University Field Surveys, Moth catches, and Oklahoma Boll Weevil Eradication Organization.

Jerry Goodson writes "When it comes to the current situation of the cotton crop, The crop where moisture is adequate or abundant excellent growth is occurring, where moisture is limited or poor the crop is suffering with several fields already “bloomed at the top”. If rain occurs within this week and adequate moisture continues for the rest of season these fields may recover however the rain must occur soon.

"Cotton bollworms are being reported in several fields where the varieties containing the Bt 2 gene is being grown. These fields are located in areas where corn is produced. I feel these are local moths that infested these fields because of low moth counts in another areas of the state and the weather pattern prohibiting moth movements from Texas."

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