The first GlyTol varieties are adapted to West Texas, Callaghan said. “This is our initial target market. In the future, we will release some Stoneville GT varieties that will fit East of Texas.”

Farmers have tested these new offerings for three or four years in isolated plots to keep seed out of conventional channels.

“We’ve had tremendous response,” he said. “We’ve seen no concerns for crop safety at higher rates or with different formulations.”

New GlyTol varieties will replace FM 9058 Flex Acre, Callaghan said. “In comparisons over three years these varieties have shown yields and fiber quality as good as or better than 9058.”