Grower field performance in 2008 proved what university official variety trials (OVT) showed for the two preceding years: Americot’s AM 1550 B2RF is a top yielder. This Bollgard II/Roundup Ready Flex cotton had a limited release in the Mid-South and Southeast last year.
“AM 1550 B2RF performed particularly well from Clarksdale north in the upper Mississippi River Delta, as well as in the Southeast,” says Dale Logan, Americot Territory Manager for the Mid-South and Southeast. “In the Mid-South last year, all the AM 1550 B2RF was picked before the heavy October rains fell, thereby preserving yield and fiber quality. Grower experience with the cotton in the Southeast and the Mid-South was so good last year that seed bookings are already up in both regions.”
Americot says AM 1550 B2RF is an excellent example of extensive breeding resulting in cotton varieties tailored specifically for the Mid-South and the Southeast. “AM 1550 B2RF is a very stable variety which is evident in OVT results as well in growers’ fields across the North Delta and the Southeast.” says Dr. David Bush, cotton breeder for Americot. “It has high yield potential and an excellent fiber package.”
Even with the dramatic drop in cotton acreage in the past few years, Americot has maintained and even increased market share, the company says. “That says a lot in these times for the quality of our products and the trust that growers have in them,” Bush says.
Americot has one of the largest germplasm bases available and the freedom to stack anybody’s technology traits in future varieties.
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