The Cotton is Nearly Ready

The growing season is nearing a close for the cotton crops. Already many of the fields have been picked clean.

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One of the last steps prior to harvest is an aerial spay. This spray helps the plant shed it’s foliage thereby making the mechanical gathering easier.

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Generally when I hear the airplanes outside, flying so low they sound like they will land on my rooftop, I try to stay indoors. I know that some of the spray is bound to drift and I don’t want to breath it in.

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But it is exciting to watch them as they zoom overhead.

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The planes dive down until they are able to glide just above the plants before releasing the chemical.

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Looks like this field has a late bloomer!

 

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2 Responses to The Cotton is Nearly Ready

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  2. Judi says:

    Hello Dona –
    Good pictures of the cotton and the spraying! Brings back lots of memories!