Georgia cotton yields may hit record

Hollis, Paul L.
January 2006
Southeast Farm Press;1/4/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p20
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the cotton productivity in Georgia. Cotton production in Georgia for the year 2005 is anticipated to be 2.15 million bales which is 150, 000 bales more from the earlier forecast. However, acreage for harvest stay unchanged from earlier estimates. The yield is estimated to be 853 pounds per harvested acre and if this production is accomplished , it will be the highest yield on record. The whole cotton production in the U.S. is approximated around 23.7 million 480 pound bales which is up by 2 percent from the November forecast.


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