Sporadic temperatures in the first part of the month ranging from 90 degrees one day to 40 the next have put things on hold. But he expects that planting percentage will probably double over the next two weeks as producers move into the fields.
"The calendar says it's time to plant," Verett said. "And so I think you're going to see producers out in full force over the next two weeks planting a lot of acres of cotton. Some of our southern areas that have a later plant date, June 10, they may hold off on some of the dry land where they know they don't have enough moisture to get anything up. But certainly all of the irrigated guys are going to be planting over the next two weeks."
And of course it's better to plant into moisture... so any rainfall in the area will greatly improve the chances of those seeds coming up.