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How Cotton Breeding Affects Farmers

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

Deltapine continually researches, breeds and tests new cotton varieties that will help boost a farmer’s yield, no matter where they’re located. Deltapine NPE Layne Chapman of Vernon, Texas, says that he’s been proud to watch Deltapine’s cotton varieties evolve as climates, soils and pests change – especially when those varieties mean higher yields and better profits.

Key Takeaways:

  • Varieties have evolved from year to year, bringing better heartiness and yield.
  • Bollgard II® XtendFlex™ cotton is a new step in breeding.
  • Deltapine breeding research often occurs five years before it’s needed in the field.

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.