Rollercoaster season keeps cotton producers in suspense, warmer temps raise optimism

A cloudy, cool and in many places, wet, September into October, has had High Plains producers in suspense about the outcome of the 2017 cotton crop. But sunny weather in the 70s and 80s has raised hopes as growers head into harvest.

A cloudy, cool and in many places, wet, September into October, has had High Plains producers in suspense about the outcome of the 2017 cotton crop. But sunny weather in the 70s and 80s has raised hopes as growers head into harvest.

Seth Byrd, Texas AgriLife Extension cotton specialist, talks about the rollercoaster year, some of the side effects of the cool, cloudy weather and how growers can prepare for the weeks leading up to harvest.

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