The excitement of dollar cotton could put cotton right back in the acreage conversation when 2011 planting season rolls around.

For the first time since corn and soybean prices started their meteoric rise earlier this decade, cotton prices have achieved a level competitive with those crops.

Seed companies have already announced a number of new cotton varieties and/or traits for 2011, which are detailed below. So get a cup of coffee or a glass of tea, sit back and see which ones might fit your farming operation.

Variety descriptions were provided by seed companies. The description of AR 48 was provided by University of Arkansas plant breeder Fred Bourland.

The following list includes cotton varieties adapted to the Southeast, Southwest and Mid-South.