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Cotton Research at the Lubbock Research Megasite

Featured New Product Evaluator: Layne Chapman, from Vernon, Texas

Research is instrumental to the future of cotton farming. Deltapine NPE Layne Chapman of Vernon, Texas, says that the Lubbock Research Megasite tests and develops new high-yielding varieties for Deltapine growers – especially those in tough climates. At the research facility, Chapman has seen how different amounts of water — measured in gallons per acre — applied at different intervals were most beneficial to crops.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Lubbock Research Megasite is generating industry-leading research to help growers maximize utilization.
  • In drought-prone regions, planting varieties that can withstand a lack of water are key to a better yield.
  • Farmers can make the most of their region’s conditions by altering planting times and choosing different maturities.

Through the Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) Program, noted cotton farmers across the country work with Deltapine to bring the best varieties to market. NPEs plant potential varieties on their own farms and provide valuable insight about performance, quality and yield. Thanks to the NPEs, Deltapine can offer cotton varieties that have been proven to thrive in specific soils and climates throughout the Cotton Belt. Learn more about Deltapine’s NPE Program here, or find more information about Deltapine’s 100 years of innovation here.