Cannon Michael, vice president, Bowles Farming Company, Los Banos, Calif., says his cotton crop is maturing thanks to warmer July temperatures. “We have the opportunity to make a good crop.”
Don Cameron, general manager, Terranova Ranch, Helm, Calif., says his Pima cotton crop could yield two to three bales per acre. “Considering the weather year we’ve had I’d be real happy with those yields.”
The Western cotton crop is one to two weeks behind schedule due to extended cool weather in the spring.
Average cotton yields are likely in the West this year barring late-season problems.
Keep plastic bags and other trash out of cotton modules to help maintain cotton quality during the ginning process, suggests California ginner Stan Creelman.