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2015 Cotton Budget  02/25/16 7:15:51 AM

2015 Budget Average Higher Inputs Low Input  
  Base extra Reduced  
VARIABLE cost/ac cost/ac cost/ac Comments
Seed (43,560 per acre) $85.00   -$15.00 1 seed/ft +/- $27/ac.
Rebate(s) - varies        
INSECTS        
Seed Treatments $16.73   -$16.73 Take out seed treatment but add infurrow.
In-Furrow Insecticide (Admire, Thimet)   $7.00 $7.00 Extended Thrips control
Thrips - Orthene $2.50   -$2.50  
Pre-Bloom Insect Spray       Admire Pro - low to zero risk/response
Early Bloom Insect Spray (No neonics)   $3.00   Brigade or Bidrin 
3rd - 4th week of bloom- Insect Spray $3.00 $3.00   Pyrethroid
Mid-August Insect spray   $3.00   Group 1 varieties
Spider mites, or other insect        
DISEASE (seed treatments handle most risk)        
In-Furrow Fungicide (Quadris @ $11)       Consideration for bad planting conditions
Foliar Fungicides (not needed.)   $7.50   Corynespera, 400 bolls/ft & 55+ inches tall.
         
WEEDS        
Burndown $10.00 $3.00 -$4.50  2,4-D for horseweed
Burndown 2nd trip   $5.00   Valor
Weeds (2RU + something else) $8.00 $3.00 -$2.50 It may be possible to cut here
Residual Weed (Pre, 2-lf or Post) $8.00   -$4.00 Cotoran, Dual/Warrent, or Direx
GR Pigweed (extra ignite &/or residuals)   $20.00   (Liberty and Reflex or Warrant)
FERTILITY        
Lime $14.00      
Planting 100 lbs * 11-37-0 $29.00   -$23.00  
Planting 225 lbs * 7-0-40 $45.00   -$15.00 90 lbs of K (some fields less some more)
Layby Nitrogen & Sulfur (60) $38.00 $15.00 -$10.00  
Split N (early June / pre topdress)  Use less @ plnt   $8.00   Split N (Amm. Sulf)
foliar feed - low response   $6.00   25% of acres some years
Pix $2.00 $2.00   better rainfall
Boron  $3.00      
Defoliation $13.00 $5.00   extra Prep in high yield
Bollweevil $0.65      
Favorite other inputs       inputs outside of basic accepted practices
Sub-Total Chem,fert,seed $277.88 $368.38 $191.65  
         
Interest $9.00 $10.00 $0.00  
Insurance $25.00 $14.00 $11.00  
Repairs/fuel/oil (not harvest) $30.00 $33.00 $40.00  
Ginning $0.00 $0.00    
Brd/fees/WH/deducts/intelligin $27.50 $33.00 $22.00 2.75 Cents/pound
Harvest (variable) $40.00 $40.00 $40.00 Add $50 for Custom
total variable $409.38 $498.38 $304.65  
         
OVERHEAD        
labor $40.00 $40.00 $30.00  
land $75.00 $100.00 $50.00 who knows
Equipment Payments $65.00 $85.00 $60.00  
Total Overhead $180.00 $225.00 $140.00  
         
TOTAL $589.38 $723.38 $444.65  
         
Income        
Yield 1000 1200 800  
Price / CR insurance / POP 0.65 0.65 0.65  
Crop Income $650.00 $780.00 $520.00  
Transition Payments (cotton base)        
         
Gross Receipts        
         
Net Return $60.62 $56.62 $75.35  
         
Break Even Price $0.59 $0.60 $0.56  
Break Even Yield 842 1,033 635  
 
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