Cotton yields on rise, peanuts drop

Hollis, Paul L.
December 2005
Southeast Farm Press;12/21/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 28, p12
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the production of cotton and peanuts in the U.S. Farmers have indicated a boost in the production of cotton while a decline in the production of peanuts. Peanut growers said that their yield potential dropped due to heavy pressure from tomato spotted wilt virus and rain delays between digging and combining. Cotton yield was estimated at 766 pounds per acre, an increase of 44 pounds from October 1, 2005 and 42 pounds above 2004's final estimate. Alabama's peanut yield decreased 300 pounds from October 2005 to 2,500 pounds per acre.


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