Deltapine® Bollgard II® XtendFlex® Cotton Variety Recommendations

There are several recommended Bollgard II® XtendFlex® cotton varieties available for cotton growers in West Texas. Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton varieties are tolerant to three different herbicides— dicamba, glyphosate, and glufosinate. Glyphosate (Roundup PowerMAX® or Roundup PowerMAX® II), and glufosinate (Liberty® herbicide) are currently approved for use as in-crop herbicides, while over-the-top dicamba use is pending regulatory approval. The flexibility of tolerance to multiple herbicide sites of action will help maximize weed control, while continuing to provide the high yield potential, quality, and same trusted insect protection previously available.

Notice: Do not apply dicamba herbicides in-crop to Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton in 2016. It is a violation of federal and state law to make an in-crop application of any dicamba herbicide on Bollgard II Xtendflex cotton unless the product label specifically authorizes that use. You should not make and Monsanto does not authorize making an in-crop application of any dicamba herbicide to Bollgard II Xtendflex cotton in 2016.

DP 1518 B2XF is an early-maturing cotton variety that responds well in highly productive, irrigated environments. This variety has a high resistance to bacterial blight, and is best fit in high-end, short season growing environments.

DP 1522 B2XF is an early-mid maturing cotton variety with good vigor and quality. It is widely adapted across a wide range of growing environments.

DP 1549 B2XF is a mid-full maturing cotton variety with smooth leaf pubescence. This variety is well adapted for full season environments with limited water.

DP 1612 B2XF is an early-maturing cotton variety with high yield potential and excellent fiber length and strength. This variety has excellent seedling vigor and easy to manage growth. DP 1612 B2XF has a similar yield potential as DP 1518 B2XF and DP 1522 B2XF.

DP 1646 B2XF is a mid-full maturing cotton variety with smooth leaf pubescence and outstanding fiber properties. This variety is broadly adapted to full-season growing environments.