Cotton industry responds to loss of DPL 555 with improved varieties

Hollis, Paul
May 2013
Southeast Farm Press Exclusive Insight;5/14/2013, p6
The article reports that the cotton industry in Georgia has developed improved cotton varieties in response to the elimination of DPL 555 and other single-gene technologies. In 2008 and 2009, county agents and specialists tried to convince growers to look at some of the newer technologies through the University of Georgia Extension and education programs. Research showed that newer Deltapine varieties were well accepted together with the Phytogen varieties starting in 2009.


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