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Cotton

The United States is the world’s #1 exporter of cotton. To maximize yield and plant health, consider using nutrient use efficiency products as part of your fertility plan.


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    Ask a Specialist

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    Broadcast

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    Fertigation

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    Foliar

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    In-Furrow

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    Inoculant

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    Post-harvest

  • Seed Treatments & Inoculants

    Seed Treatments & Inoculants



  • Aqua-Pam™ is a soil surfactant and water retention aid that improves soil structure, water supply to roots and nutrient use efficiency.

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  • AVAIL® Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer reduces the fixation of applied phosphorus, keeping more available for plant uptake and improving fertilizer ROI.

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  • AVAIL® T5 Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer reduces the fixation of applied phosphorus, keeping more available for plant uptake and improving fertilizer ROI.

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  • CITRON® Water Herbicide Adjuvant boosts herbicide efficiency and can be used in conjunction with most contact herbicides.

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  • Moist Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate | Dried Ferrous Sulfate Heptahydrate | Dried Solu-Grade® Heptahydrate | Dried Ferrous Sulfate Standard Monohydrate | Dried Ferrous Sulfate Granular Monohydrate

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  • More Than Manure® Nutrient Manager reduces farm odors while protecting your manure’s phosphorus and nitrogen for improved plant uptake.

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  • By slowing the oxidation of phosphorus, Nutri-Phite® enhances nutrient uptake to improve plant health and vigor, leading to increased yield potential.

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  • Nutripaction Granulated Micronutrients help prevent and correct nutrient deficiencies to achieve higher and more profitable yields.

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  • NutriSphere-N® Nitrogen Fertilizer Manager keeps more nitrogen available for plant uptake and inhibits N loss.

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  • NutriSphere-N® Nitrogen Fertilizer Manager keeps more nitrogen available for plant uptake and inhibits potential N loss.

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  • Primacy ALPHA® works inside the plant to stimulate the efficient assimilation and utilization of nutrients for a more consistent quality and yield in flowering and fruit size.

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  • Sterics® delivers soil-applied nutrients that delay the chemical fixation reactions between phosphorus, potassium and sulfur in alkaline/acidic soils.

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  • Safe Zone™ is a liquid soil treatment to reduce soluble salts in the root zone, improving germination, water percolation and nutrient uptake.

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  • Take Off® LS is a revolutionary nitrogen-management technology that accelerates nutrient acquisition and assimilation as well as nitrogen use efficiency.

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    • Post-harvest
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  • Take Off® is a revolutionary nitrogen-management technology that accelerates nutrient acquisition and assimilation as well as nitrogen use efficiency.

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    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
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  • Take Off ST® is a seed treatment that helps growers maximize yield potential by accelerating germination, emergence and nitrogen uptake.

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Key Considerations for Cotton Crops

Cotton has a long frost-free period requirement and a high requirement for heat units, so it does well in climates that are temperate to sub-tropical. Though cotton doesn’t need a lot of water, it does require water at very specific stages. It grows well in a broad range of soils, as it is able to efficiently access water in fine-textured soils with high water holding capacity.

Cotton is very sensitive to pest pressures, especially early in the growing season and during fruiting.

Key Nutrients

  • Nitrogen — Key for bud, root and boll development, and should be applied in split applications throughout the season.
  • Phosphorus — A key nutrient for cotton crops, as it’s important for plant establishment, root development, early growth and fruit maturation.
  • Potassium — Plays a key role in ensuring maximum yield and fiber quality, as well as water use efficiency and disease prevention.
  • Zinc, Manganese & Boron — Micronutrients important for growth.

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