USA: New Stoneville cotton seed varieties show strong performance throughout the Cotton Belt
Dec. 25, 2019
“We’ve seen some really great performance in the 2019 season with all three varieties, both across the Cotton Belt and in more regional-specific areas,” said Scott Asher, Ph.D., Eastern Region Agronomic Manager at BASF.
“ST 4990B3XF is a variety that we see fitting a broad footprint across the cotton belt,” said Asher. “It has shown strong performance on the high-producing ground in the Delta, across to the Mid-Atlantic and down to the Southeast. It’s also performed well in the Rolling Plains of Texas and on irrigated ground in Oklahoma,” Asher says for growers on high-production ground, the variety is easy to manage in terms of growth and development, even under the high input applications in these acres. ST 4990B3XF also provides strong emergence and early-season vigor, which is crucial when planting early or when establishing a stand under stressful conditions.
For those in the full-season, non-irrigated areas of the Southeast where moisture stress can often occur, ST 5610B3XF has demonstrated the yield stability a grower is looking for under those stressful conditions. The variety has also shown the ability to produce a good stalk under difficult and dry conditions, but has also responded well to management when more favorable conditions occurred.
“With its plant type, boll type and maturity, ST 4480B3XF is suited well for the shorter growing season areas of west Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas,” said Asher. “However, in testing it has also performed well in the Northern Delta, especially in areas where late planting occurred and its early maturity helped to produce a successful crop.”
As you take the time to evaluate 2019 performance and plan for varieties for the 2020 season, be sure to talk with your local BASF representative about solutions for your farm. To learn more about Stoneville varieties, visit www.Stoneville.com.
Always read and follow label directions. Stoneville is a registered trademark of BASF.
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