2019 Cotton Variety Trial Data

Darrin Dodds, Extension Cotton Specialist
By Darrin Dodds, Extension Cotton Specialist December 20, 2019 15:53

2019 Cotton Variety Trial Data

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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 8 locations in 2019 and of-farm trials were conducted on 17locations.  All OVT trials were seeded at 45,000 seeds/ac and were oversprayed three times for control of lepidopteran insects. Turnout was determined by ginning hand collected samples on a 10 saw Continental Eagle laboratory gin and fiber data were determined by the USDA Classing Office in Memphis, TN.

On-farm trials were planted using grower equipment and managed by the cooperating grower throughout the growing season.  Each cooperating grower harvested each respective location and samples were weighed by Mississippi State University personnel.  Seedcotton samples were ginned at the University of Tennessee using 20 saw Continental gin equipped with a stick machine and two incline cleaners and two lint cleaners.  Fiber data were determined by the USDA Classing Office in Memphis, TN.

These data are intended to be used in conjunction with each other to assist in selecting the proper variety for a given environment.

Trial data can be accessed via links below.

2019 MSU Cotton OVT Data

2019 MSU On-Farm Cotton Variety Trials

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Darrin Dodds, Extension Cotton Specialist
By Darrin Dodds, Extension Cotton Specialist December 20, 2019 15:53
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