Late planting changes everything in the South
Plantings of soybeans and cotton, also coming later than usual, can also be expected to have different issues with regard to pests, diseases, moisture, and fertility. The later spring we have experienced this year may also signal the possibility for an early fall, but that cannot be predicted well enough to say for sure, at least not yet. If I were a betting man (as some might say), I would bet that this autumn will arrive a little earlier than usual this year, probably not early enough to cause a big problem for harvesting, but enough to cause us to need a coat before it’s done.
Our climate is changing, as we have been being told for the last few years, but the alarmist prognosticators who warned of rising sea levels and extinction of the polar bear will be surprised by the shorter summers and colder winters we may see within the next few years.
Agriculture and climate are like Extension work, never boring. If you happen not to like what is happen today, just hold on and it will change.
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