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Growing with AGGRAND

 

Cotton

Cotton is a heavy feeder and requires large amounts of nutrients, especially phosphorus. Phosphorus is usually the limiting factor in cotton production through early boll formation, but nitrogen and potassium are important during early plant growth and development when soil conditions limit their uptake. The addition of nitrogen along with phosphorus applications optimizes crop response, but too much nitrogen during late vegetative growth may inhibit and delay boll formation. The addition of potassium increases disease tolerance and produces higher-quality lint. Cotton responds best to AGGRAND fertilizers when they are applied in pre-plant broadcast applications, banded applications at planting and as foliar and root applications after emergence.

 

Broadcast Applications

 

Per-acre mix ratio:

 

3 gallons AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer and 40 gallons of water. Apply in spring or fall. Perform two applications if soil is hard and low in organic matter.

 

Banded Applications

 

Per-acre mix ratio:

 

2 gallons AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer, 1 gallon AGGRAND Natural Liquid Bonemeal, 1 quart AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash and 30 gallons of water.

 

Foliar Applications

 

Per-acre mix ratio:

 

1 gallon AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer, 2 gallons AGGRAND Natural Liquid Bonemeal, 1 quart AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash and 100 gallons of water. At 4-6” in height, apply as a fine mist with enough solution to thoroughly cover leaves (increase spray volume as crop develops to ensure thorough coverage).

 

If more nitrogen is needed at pre-bloom, apply 1 gallon AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer, 2 gallons AGGRAND Natural Liquid Bonemeal, 1 quart AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash and 100 gallons of water.

 

If less Nitrogen is needed at pre-bloom, apply 2-3 gallons AGGRAND Natural Liquid Bonemeal, 1 quart AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash and 75 gallons of water.

 

If irrigation is available, foliar applications can be applied through the irrigation system whether it is a center pivot, wheeled, gun or drip system.

 

Rates vary according to soil fertility, cropping history and other inputs that are available. Lower dilution rates are more effective than higher dilution rates. Two or three lighter applications may be more effective than one heavy application. If other constraints only allow one trip over the field, do not exceed 3 percent dilution rate (3 gallons AGGRAND Fetilizer to 97 gallons of water).

 

To reduce susceptibility to attack of insect and disease-causing organisms, apply a per-acre mixture of 1 gallon AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer and 35 gallons of water when signs of infestation become apparent.