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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: CONSERVATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH FOR IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY AND PRODUCER PROFITABILITY

Location: National Soil Dynamics Laboratory

Title: Conservation tillage, irrigation and variety selection impacts on cotton quality premiums, discounts and profitability: evidence from the gin

Authors
item Bergtold, Jason - KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
item Balkcom, Kipling
item Arriaga, Francisco
item Kornecki, Ted
item Price, Andrew
item Donoghue, Ann

Submitted to: Annual Southern Conservation Tillage Conference for Sustainable Agriculture
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: July 29, 2008
Publication Date: July 29, 2008
Citation: Bergtold, J.S., Balkcom, K.S., Arriaga, F.J., Kornecki, T.S., Price, A.J., Raper, R.L. 2008. Conservation tillage, irrigation and variety selection impacts on cotton quality premiums, discounts and profitability: evidence from the gin. In: Endale, D.M., editor. Proceedings of the 30th Southern Conservation Agricultural Systems Conference and 8th Annual Georgia Conservation Production Systems Training Conference, July 29-31, 2008, Tifton, GA. p. 28-33.

Interpretive Summary: Fluctuating market prices, increasing production costs, and shifting mill demand, has made cotton markets more uncertain, making cotton quality a more important aspect of the profitability of cotton. Scientists with USDA-ARS located at the National Soil Dynamics Laboratory in Auburn, AL designed a project to examine the effect conservation tillage systems and variety selections have on cotton quality attributes and cotton profitability. Such information may be useful to agencies promoting conservation tillage systems for cotton producers. In addition, knowledge of these types of effects may help producers and gins maximize profits by providing guidance on variety selection and production decisions that improve cotton lint quality.

Technical Abstract: Fluctuating market prices, increasing production costs, and shifting mill demand, has made cotton markets more uncertain, making cotton quality a more important aspect of the profitability of cotton. The purpose of this research project is to examine the effect conservation tillage systems and variety selections have on cotton quality attributes and cotton profitability. Such information may be useful to agencies promoting conservation tillage systems for cotton producers. In addition, knowledge of these types of effects may help producers and gins maximize profits by providing guidance on variety selection and production decisions that improve cotton lint quality.

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