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2021 Cotton Variety Guide

2021 cotton variety guide

The menu of cotton varieties from which to choose in 2021 includes a host of high-yielding, good-quality selections. To help you get started, seed companies from across the Cotton Belt provided information about their headliners. Discuss priorities with your consultant and seed representatives to match your operation’s needs with these outstanding characteristics and traits. And then place your order for ... Read More »

When should I switch to an earlier maturing variety?

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• By Guy Collins and Keith Edmiston • There have been quite a few calls over the past few days from growers asking when they should consider switching to early maturing varieties. This is largely driven by the significant delays in planting during late April and the first two weeks of May (prolonged, unsuitably cool weather) and the likelihood of ... Read More »

PhytoGen growers to trial reniform-resistant cotton varieties in 2020

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PhytoGen Horizon Network growers will plant the industry’s first reniform-resistant cottonseed varieties in 2020. A first for the cotton industry, these three PhytoGen pre-commercial varieties include the PhytoGen Breeding Trait for reniform resistance, which offers naturally occurring native traits for built-in, season-long protection. During the 2019 season, company cotton development specialists conducted on-farm trials evaluating the trait. The reniform-resistant varieties ... Read More »

Deltapine Class of ’20 features 6 new varieties with high yield potential

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U.S. cotton growers will have access to new Bollgard 3 XtendFlex varieties that have demonstrated the outstanding yield and fiber quality performance of DP1646 B2XF with the recent launch of the Deltapine Class of ’20 in New Orleans. “The Class of ’20 is the strongest class of varieties since starting the Deltapine New Product Evaluator Program in 2008,” Keylon Gholston, ... Read More »

PhytoGen introduces 2 new cottonseed varieties for 2020

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PhytoGen plans to have two new cottonseed varieties, PhytoGen brand PHY 400 W3FE and PHY 500 W3FE, available for the 2020 season. These two varieties enhance the company’s wide-ranging portfolio of maturity levels, according to a news release. The two new varieties exceeded criteria for commercial advancement after on-farm evaluations were completed by more than 75 PhytoGen Horizon Network growers ... Read More »

Deltapine Reveals Class Of 19 Varieties

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Deltapine cotton announced the release of three new Bollgard 3 XtendFlex cotton varieties as part of the brand’s Class of 19 lineup during the annual New Product Evaluator Summit held recently in Phoenix, Arizona. “The Deltapine Class of 19 features a diverse group of varieties that focus on bringing regional-fit products to specific areas where farmers have expressed need,” says ... Read More »

2018 End Of Season Wrap-Up

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While some farmers got a later start than usual, the above-average temperatures in May propelled the crop to one of our fastest starts. As we rolled into harvest, the frequent and often heavy rainfall caused delays and had negative effects on grades and yield. The National Agricultural Statistics Service October Crop Production report estimated production at 1.15 million bales, unchanged ... Read More »