As weeds and pests evolve, good cotton breeding is more important than ever. Deltapine NPE Kevin Gardner, of Macclesfield, North Carolina, says the Deltapine breeding program is leading the nation in its research and development of high-performance varieties, helping farms like his ward off root knot nematode and palmer amaranth.
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.