According to the July 20 USDA Crop Progress report, squaring and boll set numbers are now above the five-year averages for the date, and overall crop condition remains unchanged in the past week.
According to the July 13 USDA Crop Progress report, the 2014 cotton crop is fruiting quickly and is now right in line with the five-year averages for this date.
The July 6 Crop Progress report shows that 2014 cotton acres are running slightly behind last year in terms of squaring and boll set, but are in far better condition at this time than the 2013 crop.
U.S. cotton acres for 2014 are up nine percent over last year, according to the USDA Acreage report released June 30.
Cotton squaring throughout the U.S. Cotton Belt increased 12 percent in the past week, seven more states reported bolls in the field, and the overall crop condition remained 87 percent positive, based on the June 29 USDA Crop Progress report.
According to the June 22 USDA Crop Progress report, one fourth of the 2014 U.S. cotton crop is now squaring, boll set has started in some areas, and more than half of the crop is rated good to excellent.
According to the June 15 USDA Crop Progress report, the 2014 cotton crop is maturing nicely from one end of the Cotton Belt to the other.
According to the June 8 USDA cotton crop reports, 89 percent of this year’s crop has now been planted, and the early crop is off to a solid start.
The June 1 USDA Crop Progress report shows that Southwestern states made substantial progress in cotton planting over the past week, thanks to much-needed moisture.
USDA reports that 62 percent of the U.S. cotton crop has now been planted, with eight states ahead of their five-year planting average.