As a follow-up to yesterday’s blog, I took some additional soil temperature readings this morning during the ideal, early morning time frame. Please keep in mind that this area is expecting another cold front this week, in fact the wind changed direction and intensified drastically while I was taking these readings. The soil temperature will drop and need time to return to our recommended consistent cotton planting ideal of 68°F. These readings were as of 7:45 AM:
- 64°F Four miles north of Kress, Texas. Potential cotton field / plowed flat / dry topsoil / drip irrigation.
- 61°F Four miles north of Kress, Texas. Potential cotton field / plowed with rows / recently pre-irrigated with moderately moist topsoil / furrow irrigation.