​​​Economics of Cotton Fertility Management

March 2019 | 17 min., 43 sec.
by Darrin M. Dodds
Mississippi State University

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Summary

​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.

About the Presenter

Darrin M. DoddsDarrin M. Dodds received a BS in Agriculture with an emphasis on Agricultural Science from Western Illinois University in 1999. His graduate work included a MS degree in Botany and Plant Pathology with an emphasis on Weed Science from Purdue University in 2002 and a PhD in Agronomy with an emphasis on Weed Science from Mississippi State University in 2007. Dr. Dodds joined the faculty of Mississippi State University as an Assistant Extension Professor in 2007. He currently serves as an Associate Extension Professor - Extension Cotton Specialist for Mississippi. He conducts numerous research and demonstration trials each year on variety performance, weed control, fertility, plant growth regulators, and harvest aid application among others.

Contact Information:
Email: dmd76@msstate.edu

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