Preliminary irrigated cotton variety trials also have been released by the OSU Extension service.

In Jackson County, top yielder was ST 5458 with 1,969 pounds of lint cotton per acre, followed by FM 9170 with 1,893 pounds and ST 5288 with 1,795 pounds of lint cotton.

Also in Jackson County, ST 5288 yielded 2,417 pounds of lint cotton per acre. DP 1032 had 2,041 pounds, followed by ST 5458 with 2,006 pounds.

In Jackson County, under furrow irrigation, ST 5288 had 1,962 pounds of lint cotton per acre; ST 5458 had 1,944 pounds and DP 1032 had 1,821 pounds of lint cotton per acre.

Also in Jackson County, DP 1032 had 1,737 pounds of lint cotton per acre; ST 5288 was second with 1,732 pounds and Phy 375 yielded 1,694 pounds.

Wrapping up the irrigated trials, in Tillman County, DP 2132 had 2,008 pounds of lint cotton per acre, ST 5458 produced 1,870 pounds and Phy 375 had 1,766 pounds.

In Harmon County, furrow irrigation, ST 5458 had 1,968 pounds of lint cotton per acre; ST 4288 had 1,931 pounds and ST 5288 had 1,897 pounds.

In Beckham County, under sprinkler irrigation, DG 2570 had 1,669 pounds of lint cotton per acre, followed by Phy 375 with 1,636 pounds and DP 0924 with 1,569 pounds.

Complete results of the 2010 preliminary cotton variety trials in Oklahoma can be found at the NTOKcotton.org website.

More detailed results can be provided by OSU Extension specialists by calling 580-482-8280 or by visiting the OSU Research and Extension Center located south of Altus, Okla., on HW 283.

TALKIN' COTTON is produced by NTOK Cotton, a cotton industry partnership which promotes and encourages increased cotton production in the Rolling Plains of North Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. For more information on the cotton scene, see ntokcotton.org and okiecotton.org. For comments or questions about Talkin' Cotton, contact eventerprise1@hughes.net.