An Economic Analysis of the Commercial Value of Alternative Cotton Varieties

Nancy Wiley, R. Terry Ervin, Don Ethridge, and Eduardo Segarra


The objective of this study was to develop a method to combine qualitative and quantitative components of the value of cotton breeding lines and varieties for selection purposes. A model has been developed that can be used to compare the variability as well as expected net returns when considering both yield and fiber characteristics across any number of specified cotton varieties. The model is being further developed to be made available in a user-friendly software package for producers, breeders, and other interested parties in the industry. This presentation consists of an application of the model and software using a sample of commercial cotton varieties.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1994 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 413 - 416
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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