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Deltapine® recently introduced the new Class of 18 cotton varieties available for the upcoming growing season. Seven new cotton varieties will be introduced this year, with five available in the Midsouth region.
The new Deltapine cotton varieties for 2018 are DP 1820 B3XF, DP 1835 B3XF, DP 1845 B3XF, DP 1840 B3XF, and DP 1851 B3XF which are Bollgard 3® XtendFlex® cotton varieties, DP 1823NR B2XF which is a Bollgard II® XtendFlex® cotton variety, and DP 1822 XF which is an XtendFlex® cotton variety. These cotton varieties include the XtendFlex trait that is designed to help maximize weed control through effective and sustainable weed management options. All of these cotton varieties have undergone rigorous on-farm testing through the Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) program. The NPE program is a testing and commercialization program that invites growers to evaluate variety candidates on large-acre plots under their own management systems and field conditions.
Five of the Class of 18 cotton varieties are a great fit for production in the Midsouth region:
DP 1820 B2XF is an early- to mid-maturing cotton variety with high yield potential that has excellent fiber quality and a low micronaire rating. This variety provides bacterial blight resistance and moderate resistance to verticillium wilt. The characteristics describing DP 1820 B3XF are summarized in Table 1 (page 3). Highlights of DP 1820 B3XF are excellent fiber length and strength with a slightly shorter plant height compared to other Deltapine cotton products with similar maturity. This cotton variety is best fit in the upper Midsouth region.
DP 1835 B3XF is a mid-maturing cotton variety with excellent yield potential that is broadly adapted throughout the cotton growing region. DP 1835 B3XF has semi-smooth leaf pubescence which is a good fit for the Lower Midsouth.
DP 1845 B3XF is another cotton variety with excellent yield potential and fiber quality. It is a mid-maturing cotton variety that provides moderate resistance to bacterial blight and moderate response to verticillium wilt. It is best fit to the Lower Midsouth markets as a companion product to DP 1646 B2XF.
DP 1851 B3XF is a full-season cotton variety with an excellent combination of high yield potential and fiber quality characteristics. DP 1851 B3XF has smooth leaf pubescence and offers partial resistance to bacterial blight. This variety is a best fit in the Lower Midsouth region since it is a full-season option.
DP 1823NR B2XF is an early- to mid-maturing cotton variety offering nematode resistance. DP 1823NR B2XF has semi-smooth leaf pubescence. The variety offers excellent late-season plant health, fiber length, and low micronaire. In short-season environments, DP 1823NR B2XF requires the use of plant growth regulators for maturity management.
These new cotton varieties are designed to help maximize weed control through effective and sustainable weed management options. This class is being recognized by farmers because it brings important technologies to market through varieties that also offer high yield potential and premium fiber quality that farmers have become accustomed to from Deltapine brand.
Rating and measurements from 2017 Monsanto Trials.
See your Deltapine representative for more information on Bollgard 3 XtendFlex cotton varieties and selecting products that are right for your farm.
Source: All Monsanto (Breeding, Technology Development) and University trials available for the 2017 growing season and specified geography. 180116080647 01162018CRB.