The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Pink Bollworm Program recently released the final mapped numbers for 2019 cotton, including the pima and upland acreage splits. Final acreage numbers for California show pima with 203,235 acres and upland with 56,122 acres, bringing the total for cotton to 259,357 acres statewide. The numbers represent a three percent decrease in pima acreage and a 17 increase in upland acreage when compared to 2018.
The numbers reflect an overall increase of 0.5 percent of cotton acreage for 2019. The San Joaquin Valley was the only area to have both pima and upland cotton; as Southern California and the Sacramento Valley only had upland acreage totaling almost 16,000 acres. Kings County had the most overall cotton acreage, with a little more than 98,000 acres, followed by Fresno County with nearly 70,000 acres.
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