Economics of variety selection for cotton cultivars in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas Academic Article uri icon


  • The study reported here compared the net income of cotton cultivars grown in the Lower Rio Grande Valley using simulation techniques to incorporate yield and price risk. The data comes from field plots north of Weslaco, Texas from 2003 to 2005. Four cotton cultivars were used, two Delta and Pine (DP 444 BG/RR, and DP 555 BG/RR) and two Fibermax (FM 832, and FM 989 RR). DP 555 BG/RR had the highest average net income, $386 per acre, followed by DP 444 BG/RR, FM 832, and FM 989 RR, with $334.95, $284.31, and $278.21 per acre, respectively. Copyright by Extension Journal, Inc.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Extension

author list (cited authors)

  • Ribera, L. A., & Cattaneo, M.

complete list of authors

  • Ribera, LA||Cattaneo, M

publication date

  • October 2008