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Georgia cotton growers can increase profits using research-based fertilizer recommendations

To make ends meet, cotton growers must achieve high yields. Researchers and Extension educators in Georgia are working together to recommend fertilizer rates that increase cotton yields.

The University of Georgia recommendation for nitrogen, potassium and foliar fertilization for three-bale cotton produced higher yields with a $24.08 return on investment. Applied to cotton acreage in 2017, this yield increase totals more than $31 million in increased profits for the state’s cotton growers.