Dr. Jason Woodward, a Plant Pathologist with the Texas Tech Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, joined Lubbock's First News to discuss how recent weather has been affecting cotton crops.

Woodward studies diseases in plants, specifically with cotton and peanuts. This year, cotton planting has been on hold for some producers because of the cool, wet temperatures.

"We want to wait until t hose soil temperatures are 63 to 65 degrees," said Woodward. "The main reason producers aren't being able to plant right now is simply because it is too wet to get into the fields."

Listen to the entire interview with Jason Woodward in the video above.
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