PCG's "Seed Cost Calculator" has been updated for 2010 and is now available from our website at: http://www.plainscotton.org/Seed/PCGseed10.xls
Pricing for 109 varieties of cotton has been incorporated into the new calculator from ten seed labels, namely: AFD; All-Tex; Americot; Croplan; D & PL; Dyna-Gro; FiberMax; NexGen; PhytoGen; and Stoneville.
The PCG seed cost calculator is an interactive Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that allows producers to calculate an estimated cost per acre, for both seed and technology, based on published suggested retail prices.
Price information for FM 9101 and FM 9103 GlyTol cotton seed is expected to be announced in early February 2010.
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