Economics of Cotton Fertility Management
By Darrin M. Dodds, Ph.D.
Professor and Head
Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, Mississippi
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Dodds begins by talking about cotton yields for 2018 and expectations for 2019. Although cotton prices are up, relatively speaking, expenses are higher than ever. Dodds reviews the costs of and returns on different fertilizer applications, including effects on root growth. He encourages growers to invest wisely in areas where they know they will get a return on their investment and to be willing to adapt.