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Cotton Planting forecast tool

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Forecast for: on:
NWS min air temp for the next 5 days
Mesonet soil temp at 11 am
DD60 conditions for the next 5 days are:

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Optimum Conditions for Cotton Seed Planting:

Reference
: Cotton Physiology Today Vol. 13 No.1 April 2007

Soil Temp at 2 in depth must be greater than or equal to 68°F at mid-morning.

Minimum Air Temp for next 5 days must be greater than 50°F.

5 Day Accum. of DD60 Forecasted:
 < 10 : Very Poor
11-15: Poor
16-25: Marginal
25-50: Good
>51 : Very Good

In areas without Mesonet soil sensors, users will see "No Forecast Available" . However the DD60 Forecast for 5 Day Accumulation and 5 Day Minimum Air Temperature Forecast is available from the National Weather Service.

In areas where soil temperatures are available, please note that the sensors record values on bare non-tilled soils.

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This application was developed by Texas Tech University Center for Geospatial Technology.

 TTU Center for Geospatial Technology

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NWS, NOAA
National Weather Service

SCO, NC
Climate Office of North Carolina

WTm, TTUWest Texas Mesonet