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Cotton planting underway in Alabama

With quieter and drier weather finally occurring in a lot of the Southeast last week, many farmers are trying to catch up on their planting. Southeast AgNet posted a story about how cotton planting season is underway in Alabama (and other parts of the Southeast) at http://southeastagnet.com/2020/04/28/cotton-planting-season-alabama/. Many other crops are also going into the ground as well. It will be another dry week this coming up, so I am sure farmers will continue to get as much planting done as they can. The one downside is that cooler temperatures are going to be moving into the region for the next few days, which will drop soil temperatures down, slowing seed germination. This could last for a week or more before going back to a warmer pattern.

Cotton planted into oat residue. Source: USDA ARS