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Cotton

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

    Ask a Specialist

  • Broadcast

    Broadcast

  • Fertigation

    Fertigation

  • Foliar

    Foliar

  • In-Furrow

    In-Furrow

  • Inoculant

    Inoculant

  • Post-harvest

    Post-harvest

  • Seed Treatments & Inoculants

    Seed Treatments & Inoculants


  • Aqua-Pam™

    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®

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

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    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
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  • AVAIL® T5

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

    • Broadcast
    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
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  • CITRON®

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

    • Fertigation
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  • Diamond Brand® Ferrous Sulfate Products

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

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  • Granulated Fertilizer Micronutrients

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  • More Than Manure®

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

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  • NUE Charge™ G

    NUE Charge G™ provides long-lasting protection of treated granular nitrogen fertilizers, enhancing nitrogen use efficiency.

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    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
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  • Nutri-Phite®

    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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    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • Post-harvest
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  • Nutripaction Granulated Micronutrients

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

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  • NutriSphere-N®

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

    • Broadcast
    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
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  • NutriSphere-N® HV

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

    • Fertigation
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  • Primacy ALPHA®

    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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    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
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  • Safe Zone™

    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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  • Sterics®

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

    • Fertigation
    • In-Furrow
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  • Take Off ST®

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

    • Seed Treatments & Inoculants
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  • Take Off®

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

    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
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  • Take Off® LS

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

    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
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  • Vora

    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
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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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