Tagged Breeding


Campbell Receives 2017 Cotton Genetics Research Award

January 7, 2018

Dr. B. Todd Campbell, a research geneticist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Florence, SC, is the recipient of the 2017 Cotton Genetics Research Award.

Product News

New Bayer Varieties Focus on High Yield, Adaptability

January 5, 2018

Bayer releases five new FiberMax and Stoneville varieties for introduction in 2018.


Comment Period Open for Low Gossypol Cotton

December 4, 2017

A petition seeking deregulation of a cotton variety genetically engineered to produce low levels of gossypol in its seed is now available for public comment from USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for 60 days, effective December 5.

Product News

FiberMax and Stoneville Release New Varieties for 2017

January 9, 2017

Cotton growers searching to match the right variety the right field now have two new FiberMax varieties and two new Stoneville varieties to consider for 2017.

Product News

PhytoGen Rolls Out Seven New Enlist Varieties for 2017

January 5, 2017

PhytoGen is releasing seven new cotton varieties with the Enlist cotton trait and WideStrike 3 Insect Protection for the 2017 growing season.


Scientists Crack Genetic Code for Leaf Shape in Cotton

December 20, 2016

A new discovery gives plant breeders key genetic information they need to alter the shape of a cotton plant’s leaves in potentially beneficial ways.

Product News

DP 1646 B2XF Delivering Top-End Results at Harvest

October 26, 2016

Intensified efforts to breed and test Deltapine cotton with the highest yield and quality potential are leading to strong results as harvest gets into full swing.

Product News

Bayer Opens New Southeast Cotton Breeding Station

October 21, 2016

Bayer has officially opened its new $4.4 million cotton breeding station in Dawson, GA.

Product News

Monsanto Licenses EXZACT Genome-Editing Technology from Dow AgroSciences

October 3, 2016

Monsanto and Dow AgroSciences have reached a licensing agreement for use of Dow’s EXZACT Precision Technology Platform across Monsanto’s research portfolio.


New Webcast Focuses on Importance of Cotton Physiology

August 26, 2016

A new webcast focusing on the importance of plant properties in cotton research and management has been added to the Focus on Cotton online series from the Plant Management Network and Cotton Incorporated.

Product News

Providing Upland Varieties with Acala-like Quality

July 13, 2016

PhytoGen offers growers several upland cotton varieties with Acala-like fiber quality for added premiums and higher profitability.

Product News

Search Begins for Deltapine Class of 17

April 14, 2016

Deltapine’s NPE program is nine years old, and the search for the company’s Class of 17 cotton varieties is underway.


Weaver Receives 2015 Cotton Genetics Research Award

January 8, 2016

Dr. David B. Weaver, a cotton breeder and educator at Auburn University, is the recipient of the 2015 Cotton Genetics Research Award.

Seed Varieties

Taking Drought Tolerance from Passion to Reality

January 7, 2016

Cory Mills blends his passion for drought tolerance into Bayer’s West Texas breeding program.

Seed Varieties

Continuing a Legacy of Breeding Excellence

September 1, 2015

Deltapine’s Lloyd May understands that past successes in cotton breeding continue to open the door for more advancements.

Seed Varieties

Charlie Cook Brings Quality to All-Tex, Dyna-Gro Variety Development

July 9, 2015

Charlie Cook has turned his cotton breeding “hobby” into high quality varieties for the Southwest.

Seed Varieties

The Father of PhytoGen’s Phylosophy

June 8, 2015

After three decades in cotton breeding, PhytoGen’s Mustafa McPherson has left his mark on American cotton production.

Common Thread

Defensive Specialist Helps Blunt Impact of Cotton Leaf Curl Virus

March 9, 2015

Dr. Jodi Scheffler’s work is helping solve problems and improve cotton production around the world.


Pellow to Succeed Anderson as PhytoGen R&D Lead

January 9, 2015

John Pellow is succeeding David Anderson as PhytoGen global breeding leader for cotton at Dow AgroSciences.

Insect Control

Genome Mapping Signals Brighter Days for U.S. Cotton

December 6, 2014

At a time when growers rely increasingly more on genetic advancements in yield and fiber quality to keep cotton economically viable, cotton breeders and researchers are excited about the possibilities that genome mapping brings to variety and trait development.

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Product News

DuPont Vydate Products Fully Available for 2018

March 15, 2018

DuPont Vydate brand insecticide/nematicide products – including Vydate C-LV for cotton – will be fully available for sale and use during the 2018 growing season.

Product News

PhytoGen Expands Portfolio of W3FE Varieties for 2018

March 15, 2018

PhytoGen has added five new varieties with WideStrike 3 Insect Protection and the Enlist cotton trait to its existing portfolio of W3FE varieties for 2018.

Product News

Indigo Cotton Shows Significant Yield Gains in Second Year

March 13, 2018

Preliminary data from its second commercial season shows that Indigo Cotton demonstrated an average yield gain of 14% in commercial fields of West Texas.

Product News

INTL FCStone Enhances Structured Products Online Calculator

March 7, 2018

Online pricing and hedging tool adds custom pricing functionality and mobile access.

Product News

PhytoGen Tops Extension Trials Across the Cotton Belt

March 6, 2018

PhytoGen brand varieties continued their success in university Extension variety trials in 2017.

Product News

Monsanto Launches Mobile App to Aid XtendiMax Application

February 27, 2018

A free mobile app to help growers and applicators successfully apply XtendiMax Herbicide with VaporGrip Technology is now available from Monsanto.

Product News

DowDuPont Ag to be Corteva Agriscience

February 27, 2018

The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont will be renamed Corteva Agriscience when the division becomes a separate company in 2019.

Product News

The Seam Joins Field to Market

February 23, 2018

The Seam is now an affiliate member of Field to Market, hoping to link sustainability data with blockchain technology.

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Market Analysis

Demand, Weather Concerns Driving Strong Trade

March 16, 2018

The market seldom sees a three-year price stream so favorable.

Market Analysis

Shurley: Pulling the Trigger on the 2018 Crop

March 16, 2018

Producing a cotton crop ultimately commits you to also sell the crop. But at what point do you say the price is “good enough?”

Disease Control / Nematodes

Warm Spring Could Spark Nematode Activity

March 14, 2018

Despite freezing January temperatures that reduced nematode buildup in fields, warmer spring temperatures could quickly stir them back into action.


Ramkumar Receives Two Prestigious Textiles Honors

March 14, 2018

Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, a professor and researcher with Texas Tech and frequent contributor to Cotton Grower, has been awarded two of the most prestigious honors in the textiles field.


The Right Man for the Job

March 13, 2018

New NCC Chairman Ron Craft is more than ready for the challenges ahead for cotton.


Pink Bollworm Driving India Cotton Estimates Down

March 12, 2018

Pink bollworm infestation is pushing cotton production estimates down in India this year, due to crop damage in some of the country’s major cotton growing states.

Market Analysis

Multiple Factors Driving Cotton’s Price Growth

March 9, 2018

The fundamentals of supply and demand – among other factors – continue to drive cotton prices toward the high 80s.


Cotton Inc. Technologies at Play in Kids’ Clothing

March 8, 2018

Several well-known brands and retailers are offering new product lines featuring technologies developed by Cotton Incorporated.

Production Outlook / Acreage

Cotton Highlights from March WASDE Report

March 8, 2018

March’s USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates show lower production, higher exports and lower ending stocks for the U.S., as world production, consumption and ending stocks all move slightly higher.

Insect Control

Transition Time for Bollworm Control

March 7, 2018

Increased bollworm damage in dual-gene Bt traits has entomologists looking to newer 3-gene technologies to help manage control and costs.

Weed Control

Spring Decisions Determine Weed Control Success

March 6, 2018

Enlist crops support multiple modes of action for clean cotton and soybean fields.