What is in this article?:
- Cotton seed companies announce 2013 rookie lineups
- Americot, Inc./NexGen and Americot brands
- Crop Production Services/Dyna-Gro brand
- Dow AgroSciences/PhytoGen brand
- Cotton planting season can create its own brand of battiness.
- Will cotton prices rise? Will corn and soybean prices remain stable? Will Mother Nature cooperate?
- But the most important question may be, which variety of cotton do I plant where. And with that, here's a look at new cotton varieties for 2013.
Crop Production Services/Dyna-Gro brand
Dyna-Gro is offering two new cotton varieties for the 2013 growing season.
DG 2610 B2RF is a mid-full season variety with excellent seedling vigor. It is smooth leaf cotton with an open architecture and bushy plant growth. DG 2610 B2RF has shown excellent storm resistance. It has also shown good tolerance to Verticillium wilt and Fusarium wilt diseases. Fiber uniformity, 82 to 86, micronaire, 4.4 to 4.6, staple, 1.14 to 1.18 inches, and strength 28 to 32.
DG 2610 B2RF is adapted to Southeast and Deep South regions and is most stable in irrigated environments, although dryland production has provided very acceptable yield results. No-till production practices also complement this variety. Best performance is achieved if planted early. DG 2610 responds very well to irrigation for enhanced yields in other cotton growing regions.
DG 2285 B2RF is an early-maturity variety with very good seedling vigor. It is a semi-smooth leaf cotton with an open architecture and bushy plant growth. DG 2285 has shown very good storm resistance. It has also shown good tolerance to Verticillium wilt and Fusarium wilt diseases. Fiber uniformity, 82 to 85, micronaire, 4.2 to 4.6, staple, 1.14 to 1.18 inches, and fiber strength 28 to 32.
DG 2285 B2RF is adaptable to all cotton growing regions, especiallyon sand to silt loam soils under well managed production systems. Limited yield data indicate very good adaptability for specific clay soil series. Best lint yield responses occur in the Southwest region and is most stable when grown under irrigation. Dryland production has provided very acceptable yield results. No-till production practices also complement this variety. Best performance is achieved if planted early. DG 2285 B2RF responds well to irrigation for enhanced yields in most cotton growing regions.
For more information, see www.dyna-gro.com.
Winfield/Croplan Genetics brand
According to Robert Cossar, regional agronomist for Croplan Genetics, two new varieties will be available for 2013.
CG 3428B2RF is a new variety that fits on the heavier soil types in the Mississippi Delta. “It’s a very easy to manage variety,” Cossar said. “The fiber matches CG 3787 B2RF. We just don’t have a lot of data on it right now because we had a limited supply for 2012.
CG 3156B2RF is a West Texas, High Plains fit “which has done well in limited water to dryland sites,” Cossar said. “But we don’t have much hard data to look at yet.”
Meanwhile CG 3787 B2RF is getting a lot of looks for its adaptability, according to Cossar. “It’s a true mid-maturity variety. Farmers are growing it from south of Lubbock across the Cotton Belt into south Alabama and South Georgia.”
Stauber says the variety “responds to management. A couple of applications of plant growth regulator, and it will respond very well. It has some storm tolerance, so growers don’t have to worry about late-season storms as much. But it’s not a showy variety.”
For more information, see www.croplangenetics.com.