Cotton Harvest 2012

23 Sep

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We have started cotton harvest for this year, and all things considered, I guess it could have been worse. The yields are off quite a bit as we expected on the dryland fields, but hopefully the irrigated fields will yield close to normal. As you can see from the picture above, you can see a lot of white, fluffy cotton. But when the cotton is really good, if you took that same picture, you would not see anything in the field but white cotton. You would not be able to see any gaps or any of the red or green streaks like you see above. With the prices of crops now, there will be a lot less cotton planted next year. Oh well, that will just mean more soybeans and corn to work with.

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4 Responses to “Cotton Harvest 2012”

  1. pioneer Preppy September 24, 2012 at 12:31 am #

    Ya know I have never been down your way when the cotton was all white and still in the field. I have seen it growing and seen it in those huge bales while driving down I-55. Guess I just missed the last stage in between.

    • doublebhomestead September 24, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

      Most years if you come down I-55 to Sikeston MO, then take some of the back roads down to Seneth MO you can see field after field of cotton. If you do it around Oct 10 there should be lots of white, wide open fields of cotton to look at. If you have never seen this it is quite a sight to behold, really beautiful. But I am afraid cotton production will be leaving this part of the country and moving overseas, just like most of our manufacturing has done.

  2. drjeff7 September 24, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    The drought has hit the whole country, but we will pull through. We seem to find ways to get on through and ways to improve. We are people of ingenuity.
    DrJeff7
    http://heritagebreedsfarm.com

    • doublebhomestead September 25, 2012 at 8:02 pm #

      Yeah, we will make it somehow. Thanks for stopping by.

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