Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 2, Issue 1,2004
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Cotton cultivation on narrow rows as an alternative culture method: Production and economics


Efthymios Mygdakos 1, Christos Avgoulas 2, Konstantinos Adamidis 1, Garifalia Economou 2*

Recieved Date: 2003-09-19, Accepted Date: 2004-01-27


This paper focuses on the comparative study of cotton grown on narrow (75 cm) and conventional (96 cm) row spacing and the evaluation of the two systems in terms of cotton yield, production cost and crop profitability. The three-years experimentation showed that cotton grown on narrow-row spacing increased yield by 15.1% and gross margin by 18.2% compared to conventional row spacing; their differences were on average statistically significant. From the farmers’ point of view, these findings are very important for their income. If practical problems relating to cultural practices for the narrow-row system, could be overcome, then this option will be viable for cotton growing in Greece, cotton producers and the economy as a whole.


Narrow-row system, crop yield, production cost, gross margin, profitability

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2004
Volume: 2
Issue: 1
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 198-201

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