AgFax MidSouth Cotton - Louisiana Harvest Reports

by AgFax Media LLC, AgFax.com

Here is our first of two Harvest Survey Reports. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Louisiana, Tensas, Grower:
Date of report: 10/27/2016

  • Percent picked: 100% 
  • Average yield: 1,250 lbs/acre
  • What helped this season?: Rainfall.
  • Do differently next year?: Nothing.
  • How are other crops turning out?: Good to fair.

Louisiana, Tensas, Richland, West Carroll, Private Consultant:
Date of report: 10/27/2016

  • Percent picked: 85% 
  • Average yield: 1,250 lbs/acre
  • What helped this season?: Excellent harvest weather in September and October.
  • What hurt this season?: Lack of sunshine in August.
  • Do differently next year?: Increase Pix usage, plant fuller season varieties.
  • How are other crops turning out?: Corn was fair, early soybeans were good, while May-planted beans were average.

Louisiana, Caddo Parish, Grower and Partner in a gin:
Date of report: 10/27/2016

  • Percent picked: 85%
  • Average yield: 900 lbs/acre
  • What helped this season?: Yields are down 450 lbs/acre.
  • What hurt this season?: Heavy rains in August.
  • Do differently next year?: It depends on the market.
  • How are other crops turning out?: Corn was fair, beans were short 10 to 12 bu/acre.

Louisiana, Catahoula, Concordia, Franklin and Tensas Parishes, Private Consultant:
Date of report: 10/26/2016

  • Percent picked: 90% 
  • Average yield: 1,000 lbs/acre
  • What helped this season?: Low insect pressure.
  • What hurt this season?: Excessive rain in late July and August.
  • Do differently next year?: Cotton acres will increase.
  • How are other crops turning out?: Soybeans are excellent. Rice is average. Corn is average.

 

Louisiana, Tensas Parish, Grower and Private Consultant:
Date of report: 10/26/2016

  • Percent picked: 98% 
  • Average yield: 1,100 lbs/acre
  • What helped this season?: Favorable early season conditions, timely rainfall, moderate mid-late season temperatures. Also, light spider mite pressure.
  • What hurt this season?: Relatively expensive plant bug control pressure. Also, late-season rains with boll rot and loss of top crop.
  • Do differently next year?: None planned to date.
  • How are other crops turning out?: Corn yields were good. Soybeans and milo have been fair to good.

Louisiana, Statewide, Extension:
Date of report: 10/26/2016

  • Percent picked: 99% 
  • Average yield: 1000 lbs/acre
  • What helped this season?: Low plant bug numbers, timely rains, late planting.
  • What hurt this season?: Drought in July, rain in August, bollworm pressure, early planting.
  • How are other crops turning out?: Fair to good on all crops.