Cost and return comparisons of roundup ready and bollgard cotton varieties Conference Paper uri icon


  • Nineteen-ninety-eight marked the first year of a three year study designed to examine the cost and returns associated with alternative pest control systems using transgenic and conventional cotton varieties. Nine varieties of conventional and transgenic seed were grown using Best Management Practices with the goal of maximizing profits. Per acre cost of insect and weed control and returns were determined for each treatment. The conventional varieties performed very well against the transgenic varieties in 1998. The Roundup Ready varieties resulted in some of the lowest returns.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the 1999 Beltwide Cotton Conference, January, 1999, Orlando, Florida, USA

author list (cited authors)

  • Bryant, K. J., Allen, C. T., Bourland, F. M., & Earnest, L. D

complete list of authors

  • Bryant, KJ||Allen, CT||Bourland, FM||Earnest, LD

publication date

  • December 1999