How to Calculate Yield Loss

How to Calculate Yield Loss
Yield loss is an important part of agricultural economics.

Choose four or more spots in the field to sample from. These spots should be far apart from one another to ensure they are different.

Count all the damaged bolls in 10 feet of row.

Weigh 50-100 undamaged bolls to determine the average boll size.

Find the row width and boll size on the table (see Resources) that corresponds to your expected turnout. This number is your yield loss.