Arizona’s upland cotton harvested acreage is estimated at 193,000 acres, up 49,000 from a year ago.
As of Sept. 1, the yield is forecast at 1,467 pounds per acre, 10 pounds less than last year. Production is forecast at 590,000 bales, up 33 percent, reports the Phoenix, Ariz., Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).
Cotton bolls have opened on 45 percent of the acreage as of Aug. 29, down 4 percent from the five-year average. Cotton condition is mostly good to excellent.
For the United States, all cotton production is forecast at 18.8 million 480-pound bales, up 2 percent from last month and up 55 percent from last year's 12.2 million bales, NASS reports. Yield is expected to average 839 pounds per harvested acre, up 62 pounds from last year.
U.S. upland cotton production is forecast at 18.3 million 480-pound bales, 56 percent above 2009. Yields in the Delta region are expected to decrease from last month. Producers in Texas are expecting increased yields.
American Pima cotton production in the U.S., forecast at 497,800 bales, was carried forward from last month.