Analysts of Factors Affecting Upland Cotton Yields

Leslie A. Meyer and Scott Sanford


The impacts of planted acreage, weather, nonirrigation, and prices on upland cotton lint yields were estimated for five climatic divisions in the major cotton producing areas of Mississippi, Texas, and California. A regression model was developed for each of the five divisions utilizing data from the 1972-88 crop years. The variables chosen to explain cotton yields differed among these divisions, and accounted for 78 to 93 percent of the variability in lint yields.

Reprinted from 1990 Proceedings: Beltwide Cotton Production Research Conferences pp. 461 - 464
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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