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.
Seed Source Genetics
Seed Source Genetics will offer one new conventional cotton variety for 2014. The variety was developed by Arkansas cotton breeder Fred Bourland.
UA 103 is a conventional, okra-leaf with a long staple, 1.18 to 1.22. Micronaire is around 4.5 and strength is 30-31.5. The variety is highly resistant to bacterial blight, moderately tolerant to Verticillium wilt and root-knot nematode. It is resistant to Fusarium wilt and moderately resistant to tarnished plant bug. It showed good lint yields at a trial at Judd Hill in west Tennessee with high Verticillium wilt pressure.
For more information, visit www.seedsourcegenetics.com.
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