Results from the 2011 Cotton Variety Trials conducted by Nueces County Extension Staff and cooperating farmers have been posted online at the Nueces County Extension website at; http://nueces.agrilife.org/ under the publications link. 

A detailed report is available at this website or may be obtained in the County Extension Office upon request.  Yields were above average and with the limited amount of rainfall received during the growing season growers were pleased with results.

A Liberty Link Cotton Variety Trial was conducted by Darrell Lawhon in the Concordia area in which four varieties were evaluated.  The best performing variety was FiberMax 1845 LLB2 at 944 pounds of lint per acre, while the trial averaged 879 pounds of lint per acre.

A Uniform Stacked-Gene Cotton Variety Trial was conducted by Jim Massey IV near Robstown in which nine commercial varieties were evaluated.  The best performing varieties in this trial with no statistical difference were PHY 499 WRF at 858 pounds of lint per acre and DP 1044 B2F at 804 pounds of lint per acre. The trial averaged 766 pounds of lint per acre.

A Conventional Cotton Variety Trial was conducted by Edward and Russell Jungmann north of Bishop in which eight commercial varieties were evaluated.  The best performing varieties in this trial with no statistical differences were: ARK 222-12 at 994 pounds lint per acre, ARK 114-53 at 991 pounds lint per acre, ARK 9803-23-04 at 963 pounds lint per acre and SSG HQ210CT at 935 pounds lint per acre.  The trial averaged 934 pounds lint/acre.