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Seed companies have already announced a number of new cotton varieties and/or traits for 2011, which are detailed below. The list includes cotton varieties adapted to the Southeast, Southwest and Mid-South.
- Bayer CropScience
- Croplan Genetics
- University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas
UA 48 — a new conventional variety will be released in 2011, with between 1,000 and 2,000 bags available. According to cotton breeder Fred Bourland, director of the Northeast Research and Extension Center, UA 48 yields well and is very early. In strip tests in 2009, the variety had a staple length of 42 and excellent strength and uniformity. Micronaire was on par with other commercial varieties.
A Cotton Incorporated and University of Arkansas project allows producers to use the Web to summarize tons of varietal data at the click of a button. Called COTVAR, it is available on the Web at UA COTVAR.