What is in this article?:
- Agribusiness: Stoneville offers two new cotton varieties with GlyTol, LibertyLink traits
- Excellent yield potential
• These new Stoneville varieties give cotton growers the flexibility to spray Liberty and glyphosate herbicides and develop the best herbicide program for their fields and operation.
Excellent yield potential
“These new varieties have excellent yield potential and a strong fiber package. Our objective is to bring to market varieties that exceed the yield potential of our current varieties, so these new varieties have the most advanced trait technologies in the best germplasm that Stoneville has to offer.”
ST 4946GLB2 and ST 6448GLB2 have been tested extensively in large and small plots across the Cotton Belt through the Bayer CropScience Cotton Agronomic Performance (CAP) trials. These trials, which are managed by growers using their local management practices, provide real-world yield and quality information and help identify the best new varieties for the cottonseed market.
Two years ago, Bayer offered its GlyTol LibertyLink stacked herbicide technology with a two-gene Bt trait in FM 2989GLB2, a FiberMax variety for the Texas High Plains.
Last year, FM 1944GLB2 brought this stacked herbicide trait package to growers across the Cotton Belt in a FiberMax variety. Growers have seen extraordinary yields and excellent herbicide tolerance with these varieties.
“With the tremendous success of these two FiberMax varieties, we wanted to provide this same high-performing technology in our Stoneville brand for growers across the U.S. Cotton Belt,” Brehmer said.
For more information on how these and other FiberMax and Stoneville cotton seed varieties can work on the farm, growers can contact their regional agronomist or access the Bayer CropScience Variety Selector Tool.