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Row crop enterprise budgets are updated annually by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production on a per acre basis. Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and a higher than average projected yield are used to estimate the associated cost for that level of production. Producers should review these budgets and use the values that best reflect the cost on their operation.

Budgeting is an important part of profitable cotton production. The southern irrigated cotton budget is available as both as an Excel spreadsheet and a PDF file.

Download a printable copy of the South Alabama Irrigated Cotton Enterprise Budget PDF.

Download a working Excel file with the South Alabama Irrigated Cotton Enterprise Budget.

 

Other crop enterprise budgets are also available for download.

 

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, contact Extension Communications and Marketing at 334-844-5696 or extcomm@aces.edu.

Row crop enterprise budgets are updated annually by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production on a per acre basis. Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and a higher than average projected yield are used to estimate the associated cost for that level of production. Producers should review these budgets and use the values that best reflect the cost on their operation.

Budgeting is an important part of profitable cotton production. The northern irrigated cotton budget is available as both as an Excel spreadsheet and a PDF file.

Download a printable copy of the North Alabama Irrigated Cotton Enterprise Budget PDF.

Download a working Excel file with the North Alabama Irrigated Cotton Enterprise Budget.

 

Other crop enterprise budgets are also available for download.

 

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, contact Extension Communications and Marketing at 334-844-5696 or extcomm@aces.edu.

Maximum profits in row crop production depend on successful and accurate diagnosis of disease or insect damage. An accurate diagnosis can aid farmers in the implementation of an effective integrated pest management program. One important part of diagnosis is plant tissue samples to help identify issues and determine best management options.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System supports two plant diagnostic laboratories. One is at Auburn University; the other is located in Birmingham at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

The Plant Diagnostic Laboratory at Auburn University provides three services: plant problem diagnosis, soil nematodeanalysis, and insect identification. Plant problems sent to thelab include diseases, nematode injury, insect damage, chemical damage, environmental stress, horticultural and agronomic problems, or wildlife damage.

Plant samples at the Auburn University Plant Diagnostic Lab are initially examined by a plant pathologist. Some samples may then be referred to Extension specialists in entomology, agronomy, horticulture, or wildlife.

In addition to plant problem diagnosis, soil nematodeanalysis, and insect identification, plants are also received for identification. These plants are referred to agronomists andhorticulturists who typically respond to the inquiries.

Download the plant samples submission form. 

IPM guides for other crops as well as a general IPM overview, safety recommendations and directions for submitting samples can be found at Integrated Pest Management Guides.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, contact Extension Communications and Marketing at 334-844-5696 or extcomm@aces.edu.

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