On the Economics of Cotton Conservation Tillage with Low Energy Precision Application Irrigation
Lyle, William M.
Triplett, Charley M.
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This study determines whether a conservation tillage system with low energy precision application (LEPA) irrigation is a viable economic alternative for cotton producers on the Texas Southern High Plains. It was found that the conservation tillage system shows increases in both cotton lint yield and profile soil moisture. The high production costs of the conservation tillage system are offset by higher yields. The conservation tillage system provides greater returns over total production costs, thus making the conservation tillage LEPA system more profitable.