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Deltapine® Cotton Improved Fiber Quality

Over a decade ago, the first Deltapine® New Product Evaluator test plot took root with the Class of 09 marking just the beginning of improved fiber quality. Today, in a world where the demand for U.S. cotton is as high as it's ever been, Deltapine offers not only premium fiber quality but also a higher yield potential to help our growers continue to prosper.

The Journey to Improved Fiber Quality

Strong cotton starts with a seed that's bred, tested and grown to deliver the premium fiber quality and higher yield our growers depend on. Experience the journey from the very beginning with the Journey From Need to Seed.

A Closer Look at Better Fiber Quality

Fiber Length Chart
Fiber Length Value

Fiber Length

The overall length of fibers shows a measurable increase from 1.12 in 2006 to 1.16 in 2018.

Fiber Strength Chart
Fiber Strength Value

Fiber Strength

Individually, fibers grew stronger over time with a 4% increase over the course of 12 years.

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Micronaire Value


Micronaire continues to move closer and closer to the market sweet spot averaging 4.4(pts) in 2018.

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Length Uniformity Value

Length Uniformity

Collectively 82.4% of fibers measure at a more uniform length, delivering a more consistent yield.

Increased Profit Potential

Lint yield and lint percentage both continue to trend higher in 2018. The combination of improved fiber quality and greater yields is the boost growers need to be more profitable and to continue to strengthen the U.S. cotton industry.

To help push your profit potential even further, Deltapine is sponsoring the Field to Closet initiative to familiarize cotton brand retailers with these advancements in fiber quality — and ultimately increase demand for Deltapine growers’ cotton.

Explore the Four Pillars of Strong Cotton

Improved fiber quality is just one of the many solutions you can count on from Deltapine. Our dedication to Strong Cotton, rooted in our pillars of excellence, give growers the performances, support, and piece of mind to overcome the everyday challenges of raising cotton.

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