Source: USDA-NASS


By the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

September 17, 2018 

Cotton Bolls Opening - Selected States [These 15 States planted 98% of the 2017 cotton acreage]

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                :               Week ending               :            

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      State     :September 16,:September 9, :September 16,:  2013-2017 

                :    2017     :    2018     :    2018     :   Average  

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                :                        percent                        

Alabama ........:     49            54            67            53     

Arizona ........:     90            74            87            81     

Arkansas .......:     67            72            89            70     

California .....:     27             4            10            52     

Georgia ........:     63            40            55            66     

Kansas .........:     28            24            38            24     

Louisiana ......:     91            91            95            90     

Mississippi ....:     59            69            81            67     

Missouri .......:     59            66            82            40     

North Carolina .:     52            43            59            54     

Oklahoma .......:     42            36            49            40     

South Carolina .:     61            28            37            58     

Tennessee ......:     47            68            80            46     

Texas ..........:     30            30            37            35     

Virginia .......:     39            37            43            43     

15 States ......:     43            39            49            46     

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Cotton Harvested - Selected States [These 15 States harvested 98% of the 2017 cotton acreage]

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                :               Week ending               :            

                :-----------------------------------------:            

      State     :September 16,:September 9, :September 16,:  2013-2017 

                :    2017     :    2018     :    2018     :   Average  

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                :                        percent                       

Alabama ........:      2             -             -             1     

Arizona ........:     12             8            14             8     

Arkansas .......:      -             -             1             1     

California .....:      -             -             -             -     

Georgia ........:      2             -             1             1     

Kansas .........:      2             -             -             1     

Louisiana ......:      7             8            14             8     

Mississippi ....:      1             1             6             2     

Missouri .......:      -             -             2             -     

North Carolina .:      -             -             1             -     

Oklahoma .......:      -             -             -             -     

South Carolina .:      -             -             2             1     

Tennessee ......:      -             -             2             1     

Texas ..........:     18            18            22            12     

Virginia .......:      -             -             -             -     

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15 States ......:     11            10            13             6     

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-  Represents zero.                                                    

Cotton Condition - Selected States: Week Ending September 16, 2018

[These 15 States planted 99% of the 2017 cotton acreage]

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      State     : Very poor :   Poor    :   Fair    :   Good    : Excellent

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                :                          percent                         

Alabama ........:     1           1          18          62          18    

Arizona ........:     1           2          55          34           8    

Arkansas .......:     1           4          14          44          37    

California .....:     -           -           -          30          70    

Georgia ........:     -           8          28          53          11    

Kansas .........:     1           2          25          55          17    

Louisiana ......:     -           3          33          58           6    

Mississippi ....:     -           5          23          45          27    

Missouri .......:     2          11          31          44          12    

North Carolina .:     5          14          33          43           5    

Oklahoma .......:     4          15          52          28           1    

South Carolina .:     1           7          38          42          12    

Tennessee ......:     1           1          19          65          14    

Texas ..........:    13          36          29          18           4    

Virginia .......:     1           3          10          83           3    

15 States ......:     8          24          29          30           9    

Previous week ..:    13          21          28          29           9    

Previous year ..:     6           8          25          44          17    

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-  Represents zero.  (Source: USDA-NASS)