- Cotton variety selection critical
- On-farm trials offer good information
- Good planting options identified
Results from two cotton variety trials in Nueces County, including yield and lint quality data are complete and the good yields are reflective of good growing conditions in 2010. Recently cotton prices have moved well above $1 per pound and this should increase the acreage for the 2011 crop in the Coastal Bend. Selecting the best suited variety for your farm remains one of the most important early decisions you can make as you plan for next year’s crop.
A Uniformed Stacked-Gene Variety Trial was conducted with Jim Massey IV, just northeast of Petronila. The plots were planted on March 27 with three replicates per variety in a randomized complete block design on 30-inch rows.