What is in this article?:
- 2012 cotton crop was record-making, heart-breaking
- No-till credit
- In each region of the Cotton Belt there were growers who topped five bales per acre in 2012. The production news for cotton remains outstanding, the economic side — not so much.
He says his commitment to long-term no-till probably kept his crop from suffering much damage from the unexpected weather pattern.
Cotton farmers in Mississippi harvested 460,000 acres of cotton and had a statewide average of almost 1,000 pounds of lint per acre.
Louisiana growers got the brunt of Hurricane Isaac and other tropical systems, but cotton yields didn’t suffer much from the inclement weather.
Producers in the state harvested 220,000 acres of cotton and averaged more than a thousand pound of lint per acre.
Tennessee and Missouri combined to harvest about 700,000 acres of cotton last year. Missouri had a state average just over 1,000 pounds per acre and Tennessee growers came in just below 1,000 pounds per acre.