Experiences with Decoupled Color Grade and Leaf Grade - Producer Perspective

Robert A. Carson, Jr.


Cotton producers are affected by a number of recent changes, ranging from government programs to cotton marketing and classing. The move to separate leaf and color grades is the most recent classing change and will affect producer decisions on variety selection, production practices and ginning treatment. The separation of leaf and color will offer producers a positive marketing opportunity, as the market sends clear signals of desirable and undesirable characteristics. On balance, producers will still need to weigh the benefits of higher yields and quicker maturing varieties.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1994 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pg. 161
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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