Thursday, Tropical Melhoramento & Genética (TMG) participates in the 12th Brazilian Cotton Congress (CBA), in Goiânia (GO). As one of the sponsors of CBA 2019, the company disseminates among the participants the main news that includes the launch of a new cultivar and cotton biotechnology.
The launch of this crop is TMG 61RF, a cultivar that differs by presenting around 48% fiber yield, while in the Brazilian market the yield of most cultivars reaches a maximum of 42%.
Corteva Agriscience's new generation of WideStrike3 biotechnology brings superior protection against pest lepidopterans throughout the cotton crop cycle and greater ease of handling. Throughout the 2019/20 cotton crop, TMG will present to the cotton market the cultivars to be launched with this new technological event. And on this first day of the Congress, TMG and Corteva hold a cocktail for press and guests at TMG booth to present more details of the novelty.
Another highlight of the event is the TMG 44 B2RF, which in another crop is a highlight of high productivity and excellence of fiber throughout the cerrado, with results that exceed 400 arrobas per hectare (@ / ha) in some regions. Projections from the cotton market (producers, consultants, seed multipliers) indicate that the TMG 44B2RF will be the most planted cultivar in the next crop.
Representing more than 1/3 of the national cotton market, TMG has participated in the CBA since the 9th edition and, according to Francisco Soares Neto, president of the company, the partnership brings benefits to the company and recognition to the work of the Brazilian Cotton Producers Association. (Abrapa), organizer of the Congress. “We respect and admire the work of the entity, which unites the links of the cotton chain and shows the importance of Brazilian fiber for Brazil and abroad,” he says.
For several harvests TMG cotton has played a leading role in the evolution and consolidation scenario, due to the field results that show the high yield potential and the excellent fiber quality of the varieties. According to the Kleffmann AMIS 2019 survey, TMG cotton is still present in more than 1/3 of the entire crop area in Brazil and two of the three most planted cultivars in the 2018/19 cotton crop are TMG - TMG 44B2RF and TMG 81WS. Still, internal data show growth in this crop of 48% in volume of branded cotton seeds, compared to the 2017/18 crop.
Editor's note: This article was originally published in Portuguese. This English summary has been prepared with Google Translate and edited for clarity.