Cotton breeders face a “Catch-22.” Yield from cotton crops is inversely related to fiber quality. In general, as yield improves, fiber quality decreases, and vice-versa. “This is one of the […]
This week, I continue thinking about cotton varieties, but in a different way than the yield and quality aspects. The other major component to consider for variety selection is related […]
During 2018, the cotton official variety trial at Lucedale and Stoneville was evaluated for the response to target spot. Natural infection occurred during the season and plots were evaluated for […]
We have two kinds of light soils – unproductive and productive. Unproductive light land is always bringing up the rear. It has a host of difficulties, including: nematodes, low potash […]
2019 began before 2018 was over for many local farmers this year. This explains why some of the data from the research has been slower to become available and still […]
The final data for small plot official variety trials (OVT) as well as large plot, on-farm variety trials is now available. Official variety trials were conducted at a total of […]
The 2018 TN Cotton Variety Trial Results Publication is now available online. This document contains detailed results from all harvested trails in the 2018 University of Tennessee Cotton Variety Testing […]
Many producers are in the process of booking seed for next year. There are several new varieties in new technologies that are worthy of a look. Variety selection is perhaps […]
Listen as Tyson Raper and Ryan Blair discuss cotton and corn variety trials in this week’s podcast.
The 2019 Cotton Variety Guide is now available online. This document summarizes results from the 2018 University of Tennessee Cotton Agronomy program.