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Foliar feeding Increases cotton lint yield and profit

Applications of Haifa Bonus and Poly-Feed increased cotton lint yield

Crop/cultivar

Cotton / Acala

Country / location Israel / Negba
Objectives Increase cotton-lint yield
Haifa product tested Haifa Bonus 12-2-44; Poly-Feed 23-7-23;
Poly cotton 12-5-40
Application method Foliar nutrition – Aerial application
Tested treatment 1. 3 x foliar feeding @ 10 %  12-2-44 & 100 lit./Ha
2. 1 x Foliar feeding @ 10% 23-7-23 & 100 lit./Ha
+ 2 x Foliar feeding @ 10% 12-5-40 & 100 lit./Ha
All sprayings were combined with pesticides
Control treatment results 4750 Kg/Ha
Best treatment results 1)  5040 Kg/Ha
2)  5150 Kg/Ha
Characteristics of best treatment Yield increase:  290- 400 Kg/Ha
Grower’s revenue from yield:  650  US$/MT
Cost of treatment (application + material) 65 US$/Ha
Net benefit of best treatment 188 – 260  US$/Ha
Benefit/Cost ratio 2.9 - 4
Conclusions Local: significant yield increase due to the treatments
Worldwide: Similar results can be expected elsewhere.
Reference Y. Soffer