The season of 1904 presented some trying conditions for the cotton plant. The rainfall for March was below normal. April was exceedingly dry and the drought was not broken until late in May. The total rainfall for March-was 2.80 inches; for April 1.02 inches;. and for the first four weeks in May, less than .75 of an inch. These conditions resulted’in stands by no means as uniform as is desirable in experimental work.
The wet weather of July and the heavy rains of the early part of August resulted in a vigorous growth of the
cotton plant and a promise of a large crop. From the latter part of August until the date of ‘ the first light frost there was practically no rain. At Auburn the rainfall for September was only .26 of an inch; for October .02, and for November 2.28 inches.