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USDA report: Deltapine continues reign as top-planted brand

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The Deltapine brand of Upland cottonseed was the most widely planted in the United States in 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service’s Cotton and Tobacco Program. The Americot brand was the second followed by Phytogen, BASF-Stoneville, BASF-FiberMax, All-Tex/Dyna-Gro, Croplan, miscellaneous and Seed Source Genetics.

Deltapine accounted for 36.9% of the U.S. acreage. Broken down, the brand accounted for 49.6% of planted acreage in the Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia). It also accounted for 65.4% in the south-central states (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee); 25.3 percent in the southwestern states (Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas) and 31.8% in the West (Arizona, California and New Mexico).

Deltapine’s most popular varieties were DP 1646 B2XF, DP 1845 B3XF, DP 1820 B3XF, and DP 1840 B3XF, accounting
respectively for 21.3, 2, 1.6, and 1.6% of the U.S. Upland cotton acreage.

Americot varieties were the second most popular planted in 2020, accounting for 28.1% of U.S. acreage. Phytogen brand varieties were the third most popular planted in 2020, accounting for 19.5% of U.S. acreage.

Estimates of the percentage of the various varieties of cotton planted in the United States for 2020 were based on informal surveys made by the Cotton and Tobacco Program Classing Offices. Those surveyed included ginners, seed dealers, extension agents, and other knowledgeable sources.

Read the full report at USDA-AMS.