Cotton Planting Forecasting

Growing cotton is an art, but it helps to have some science to determine when to plant and kick off the season with your FiberMax cotton seed. And once again, Bayer brings the science.

Click on Your Desired Location on the Map Below to Find Your Cotton Planting Forecast




Welcome to the Bayer Cotton Planting Forecast Tool!

Developed by agronomists at Crop Science in conjunction with the Center for Geospatial Technology at Texas Tech University.

To use, click the "locator" button to find your current location or zoom in to the location on the screen. The green highlighted counties are cotton growing counties according to the USDA. The areas shaded darker green have mesonet sites that provide soil temperature sensors to the tool. Be aware that the temps provided by these stations are from sensors that are generally in bare, undisturbed soil.

Click on the county/area in which you want a planting forecast. Your planting forecast will appear along with three bars indicating the status and forecast for each of the three criteria.

There is also an area to insert your own soil temp if the area you selected did not have a soil sensor or if you wish to enter your own field's soil temp at planting depth.

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Now that you know when to plant, the next step is to choose the right FiberMax variety for each field.

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