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Finding The Best Seed
2011 Seed Variety Guide
Lessons Learned From 2010
Plenty Of Choices For 2011 Season
Cotton's Agenda: Getting A Clearer Vision
Cotton Board Hires Gillon As President
More Uses Found For Cotton Plant
Producers, Ginners Confront Air Quality Issues
What Mills Want: India’s Global Brand Expands
Editor's Note: Seed Varieties Have Come A Long Way
Web Poll: Frustration Expressed
Specialists Speaking
Long-Term Storage At The Gin Requires Serious Commitment
Cotton Consultants Corner: Arkansas – ‘Man, What A Year’
My Turn: Embarking On A New Career
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Plenty Of Choices For 2011 Season

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With increased acres and record breaking prices, seed companies are optimistic that cotton farmers will have plenty of options when they make their seed variety choices for the new season.

Here is a summary of what some of the companies will offer:

DELTAPINE
Monsanto will introduce its 2011 varieties at a special event in Savannah, Ga., on Dec. 10. As has been the case for several years, new variety candidates were evaluated by commercial farmers across the Belt. After the introduction in December, a more formal event will be scheduled at the Beltwide Cotton Conferences in January in Atlanta, Ga.

BAYER CROPSCIENCE
The company will commercialize its GlyTol glyphosate-tolerant technology in FiberMax varieties for Southwest cotton producers in 2011. In addition, several new Liberty Link Bollgard II varieties are being tested for the Mid-South and Southeast. Additional information will be released in January of 2011.
New Varieties:
FM 9101GT
FM 9103GT
ST 5288B2F
ST 5458B2RF

DOW AGROSCIENCES
PhytoGen will add two new upland WideStrike varieties to its portfolio as it continues to offer Mid-South and Southeast producers additional options for protection against a wide spectrum of worm pests.
New Varieties:
PHY 499 WRF
PHY 569 WRF

AMERICOT
Americot will introduce three NexGen varieties for the 2011 season as this Texas-based company continues to develop varieties for the Southwest, Mid-South and Southeast regions of the Belt.
New Varieties
NG 4010 B2RF
NG 4012 B2RF
NG 4111 RF

ALL-TEX
This Texas seed company was established in 1974 and will introduce six new varieties in 2011. Included in this group will be one RR Flex variety, three RR Flex/BG II varieties and two conventional varieties.
New Varieties:
81158 RF
81220 B2RF
81227 B2RF
65207 B2RF
A102
OL 220

CROPLAN GENETICS
The company’s five existing varieties will again be available in 2011, but one new variety may be launched next  year in the High Plains area of Texas.

DYNA-GRO
This company will offer the same five varieties it offered in 2009 as well as new Roundup Ready Flex/Bollgard II variety.
New Variety:
DG 2450 B2RF

HAZERA
This company, based in Israel, will  offer five varieties and most are geared toward Pima producers in the San Joaquin Valley of California.

SEED SOURCE GENETICS
This Texas-based company was formerly known as Seed Tec Genetics. It specializes in cold-tolerant varieties and will offer six varieties for the 2011 growing season.

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