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Cotton: Irrigated on target, untimely rain hurts 'phenomenal' dryland

Oklahoma State Cotton Specialist Seth Byrd discusses 2020 irrigated and dryland cotton crop.

Oklahoma producers planted both irrigated and dryland cotton in a "tight window" following early to mid-May rainfall. Oklahoma State University State Cotton Specialist Seth Byrd discusses the crop's progress. 

"Most of that cotton looks really good, especially the irrigated," Byrd says. "It's finished on time and it's right where we want it to be at the end of August, early September."

Dryland is another story. 

"Dryland looked good. We had some phenomenal looking dryland going into August," Byrd says. But untimely rainfall dashed the region's high hopes. 

To learn more about the status of the dryland crop and upcoming virtual field days for late-season cotton management, watch this video. Photos displayed in the video are from the 2019 Carnegie Gin Cotton Tour.

Also, see, Freeze barely misses Oklahoma, concerns about cloudy, cool conditions

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