What is in this article?:
- New cotton varieties take on stress, bugs and nematodes
- Americot (Americot and NexGen brands)
- Bayer CropScience (FiberMax and Stoneville brands)
- Croplan by WinField
- Crop Production Services (Dyna-Gro and All-Tex brands)
- Dow AgroSciences (PhytoGen brand)
- Monsanto (Deltapine brand)
- Seed Source Genetics
Root knot nematodes may be shaking in their boots with the introduction of new root knot resistant cotton varieties this year.
THE 2013 cotton production season suffered from too much rain in some regions and not enough in others. But there were a number of areas that produced exceptional yields under nearly ideal conditions, as this field demonstrated.
Monsanto (Deltapine brand)
More than 200 cotton farmers helped to select three new high-yielding Deltapine products for 2014. Growers across the Cotton Belt participated in the Deltapine New Product Evaluator program and voted on which varieties they saw fit for advancement.
DP 1454NR B2RF is a full-season variety for the west Texas and Georgia markets. This product has been bred for resistance to root knot nematode and showed excellent yield potential across a range of root-knot nematode pressure.
DP 1410 B2RF is an early-season variety for the west Texas and Texas northern High Plains regions. It has very good to excellent storm resistance, outstanding yield potential, an excellent fiber package and an excellent rating against bacterial blight and Verticillium.
DP 1441 RF is a mid- to full-season variety for the west Texas market. This variety is easy to manage, according to farmers who grew it in 2013, and fits well in dryland and areas of limited water.
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