Cotton Harvest 2012

15 Oct

We are right in the middle of our cotton harvest and we have a really mixed bag. Some of the irrigated cotton is excellent, and a few fields are outstanding. But still with the prices we are seeing for commodities the cotton acreage will be way down next year. I guess I had better enjoy this scene while I can.

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That is going to be a good field of cotton. As you look across the field, once you get 30 feet away from the truck you can’t see the ground! It looks like a blizzard dumped 3 feet of snow on the ground, that is the way it should look.

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Another nice field. Just ignore the pigweeds in the bottom of the picture, they are not in the field, they are in the ditch. We have glyphosate resistant pigweeds everywhere, they are going to take us over. They are showing up in people’s lawns and flower beds as well as showing up downtown growing in the cracks of the sidewalk. They are becoming a plague, if you see any on your property pull them up, every last one and don’t let them get a foothold or you will be sorry!

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2 Responses to “Cotton Harvest 2012”

  1. pioneer Preppy October 15, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    Yep pigweed sucks. I did pull all mine up this year and the drought kept them from coming back as heavy but the damned blister beetles then went street rat crazy on my tomatoes because they didn’t have pigweed to eat.

    • doublebhomestead October 15, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

      I’ve read on some blogs people are raising amaranth for medicinal purposes. If so, I can fill up a hundred pharmacies REAL quick. HAHA

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