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9/13/08

Rains Cause Cotton Harvest Concerns

Area farmers say Thursday's down-pour could create a problem for the cotton harvest. One farmer in north Lubbock County tells NewsChannel 11 he received more than nine inches of rain on his crops, and while he says the cotton needed some rain, Dan Krieg says Thursday's rainfall was a bit extreme.

Sunshine is crucial now, because if it stays overcast, then the plants will start shedding their bulbs.  "It's going to be very difficult to terminate this crop chemically. We're going to have a tough time defoliating getting bulbs open prior to a freeze with this much water in the ground," Krieg said. 

The rain did benefit some crops. Area farmers say local grain needed a good soak.

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