UNR, chicken litter help cut cotton crop costs

Robinson, Elton
November 2005
Southeast Farm Press;11/16/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 26, p45
Trade Publication
The article reports that Roy Weathers, a cotton producer from Columbus, Mississippi, has developed in 2005 a cotton production program predicated on surviving the tough years, even if the bounty is not quite as good during the optimum years. Weathers' survival practices for 2005 include no-till, ultra-narrow-row spacing, conventional cotton varieties and an ample serving of chicken litter for his soils.


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