Introducing New Deltapine® Class of 16 Bollgard II®

Deltapine® recently introduced the new Class of 16 cotton varieties available for the upcoming growing season. For the Midsouth market, four new cotton varieties with Bollgard II® XtendFlex® Cotton traits will be available to give U.S. cotton growers additional options to help manage tough-to-control weeds.

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Table 1
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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. Tolerance to three unique sites of action provides added choice and flexibility to apply multiple combinations of herbicides before, during, and after planting. Built on the Genuity® Bollgard II® with Roundup Ready® Flex trait, Bollgard II XtendFlex provides the same trusted insect protection available today in addition to effective weed control.

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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. 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.

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Four new Deltapine cotton varieties will be introduced for 2016. All new varieties have undergone rigorous on-farm testing through the Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) program. The Deltapine® Class of 16 varieties for the Midsouth region are:

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DP 1612 B2XF is an early-maturing variety with high yield potential that has excellent fiber length and strength. The maturity of this product paired with the advanced weed management of Bollgard II® XtendFlex® Cotton technology makes it ideal for short-season environments. The highlights of DP 1612 B2XF are excellent seedling vigor and growth that is easy to manage along with excellent fiber length and strength. (Table 1). DP 1612 B2XF was compared to DP 1518 B2XF in testing conducted in the Northern Tier region. DP 1612 B2XF showed improvements over DP 1518 B2XF in strength and uniformity index, and had similar lint yield and fiber length (Table 2).

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Table 3
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DP 1614 B2XF is an early-maturing variety with a semi-smooth leaf pubescence and is widely adapted to different growing environments (Table 1). This variety is ideal for early-season markets and high yielding environments. DP 1614 B2XF was compared to DP 1518 B2XF in testing conducted in the Northern Tier region. DP 1614 B2XF showed improvements over DP 1518 B2XF in lint yield, lint %, fiber length, fiber strength, and uniformity index (Table 3).

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DP 1639 B2XF is a mid- to mid-full maturing variety with high yield potential best fit for full-season environments in the Southeast, Midsouth, and Texas regions. DP 1639 B2XF has semi-smooth leaf pubescence, high yield potential, and excellent fiber length and strength (Table 1).

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Table 4
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DP 1646 B2XF is a mid-full maturing cotton variety with smooth leaf pubescence that is broadly adapted to full-season environments. DP 1646 B2XF has outstanding fiber properties with fiber length. DP 1646 B2XF was compared to PHY 499 WRF in testing conducted in the Lower Southeast and Lower Midsouth region. DP 1646 B2XF showed improvements over PHY 499 WRF in lint yield, lint %, fiber length, strength, and micronaire (Table 4).

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See your Deltapine representative for more information on Bollgard II XtendFlex Cotton varieties and selecting the cotton varieties that are right for your farm.