Cotton

Quantum Growth® Increases Cotton Yield with Less Fertilizer

Location: Cotton Farm — Buttonwillow, California
Background: Like most agricultural operations, this cotton farmer is continually looking for cost effective solutions to optimizing yields in all types of weather and disease pressure conditions. Based on results Quantum had demonstrated and achieved on other crops, the Bottonwillow farm was anxious to determine potential benefits on cotton production.
Objective: The goals of the project were well defined:

  • Improve plant production volume including fiber, seed, and total weight
  • Increase production quality as determined by quality of fiber and seed
  • Improve plant health as determined by fiber and seed
  • Reduce nitrogen fertilizer use vs. standard recommended protocol
Results Achieved: All plots with added Quantum Growth increased the cotton yield per acre.

  • Plots with reduced nitrogen fertilizer application performed better as the amount of fertilizer was reduced.
  • With 64% reduction in ammonia fertilizer applied, a yield increase of over 7% or 160 lbs of cotton per acre was achieved.
  • Based on this study, further reduction in ammonia could produce additional yield increase for an even greater return on investment (ROI).
  • Less fertilizer also mitigates salt build-up and negative effects of synthetic fertilizers on soil biology
Cotton Graph
Like most agricultural operations, this cotton farmer is continually looking for cost effective solutions to optimizing yields in all types of weather and disease pressure conditions. Based on results Quantum had demonstrated and achieved on other crops, the Bottonwillow farm was anxious to determine potential benefits on cotton production.