Alternative Cotton Production Systems
Mississippi cotton farmers are adjusting to the current problem of low cotton price and high cotton production cost by modifying the way(s) they have traditionally grown cotton. This paper compares seven alternative production systems to the costs and returns associated with the conventional or traditional system labeled "solid cotton, 8-row equipment." Systems that combine wider equipment (less labor and machinery time per acre) with reduced tillage technology appear to offer opportunities to increase returns. Specific adjustments on individual farms will probably be dominated by the distribution of soil types.
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- Parvin, David W., Jr. & Cooke, Fred T., Jr. & McCarty, Will, 1999. "The Impact Of Current Cotton Price And Production Costs On Skip-Row Cotton," Research reports 15793, Mississippi State University, Department of Agricultural Economics.
- Parvin, David W., Jr. & Cooke, Fred T., Jr. & Stephens, J.D., 2000. "Estimated Costs, Yields, And Returns Associated With 8-Row Solid And 12-Row Skip-Row Cotton Production Systems: A Case Study," Staff Reports 15809, Mississippi State University, Department of Agricultural Economics.
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