This week’s Cotton Newsline is 4 cuts. All cuts are Charles Mitchell, Extension Soil Fertility Specialist for Auburn University.
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With the high cost of fertilizers cotton producers are concerned about the cost of production relative to returns. There are few options, but Charles Mitchell, Extension Soil Fertility Specialist for Auburn University says, there are some proven strategies producers can use to reduce the cost of fertilizer.
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Mitchell’s second strategy is to use winter legumes as a cover crop.
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Mitchell says chicken litter or manure is a good source of phosphorus and nitrogen.
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Comparing prices and all options is Mitchell’s fourth strategy recommendation to producers.