PhytoGen cottonseed, the U.S. cottonseed model of Corteva Agriscience, says its newer varieties provide producers greater yield potential with built-in safety.

PhytoGen model PHY 411 W3FE received first place in each the 2023 Mississippi State College (MSU) Cotton Official Selection Trials (OVTs) and the 2023 MSU On-Farm Cotton Selection Trials, demonstrating constantly excessive yield potential in third-party selection evaluations.

PhytoGen received first place in each the 2023 Mississippi State College (MSU) Cotton Official Selection Trials (OVTs) and the 2023 MSU On-Farm Cotton Selection Trials, demonstrating constantly excessive yield potential in third-party trials.

PhytoGen model PHY 411 W3FE was the very best yielder throughout seven MSU OVT areas, averaging 1,764 lb/A. PHY 411 W3FE outyielded aggressive varieties DP 2127 B3XF and NG 4190 B3XF by 90 lb/A and 115 lb/A, respectively. Three of the 5 top-yielding varieties got here from PhytoGen, together with PhytoGen model PHY 415 W3FE.1

Within the 2023 MSU On-Farm Cotton Selection Trials, PHY 411 W3FE was the No. 1 yielder throughout all 16 areas. Within the Mississippi Delta areas, PHY 411 W3FE averaged 1,726 lb/A and beat the next-best selection, DP 2127 B3XF, by 298 lb/A.2

Corteva Product Agronomist Chris Predominant, Ph.D., says this efficiency in Mississippi’s preeminent college cotton trials is indicative of the genetic yield potential of newer PhytoGen model varieties.

“If you take a look at the outcomes of the Mississippi State trials, it’s clear that PhytoGen cottonseed provides exceptionally excessive yield potential when in comparison with rivals,” Predominant stated. “Not solely did we’ve the highest-yielding selection in each trials however we additionally had seven of the highest 12 varieties within the MSU OVTs. That paints a transparent image of the yield potential and consistency throughout our selection portfolio.”

Predominant says these outcomes are corroborated throughout the Cotton Belt, the place PhytoGen model varieties demonstrated sturdy efficiency in different college and third-party trials in 2023. PhytoGen model varieties received areas throughout the cotton states in trials together with the Texas A&M College Replicated Agronomic Cotton Analysis (RACE) trials and Auburn College OVTs.

“As growers make last selection selections for 2024, they’ll take a look at third-party trial efficiency from throughout the Cotton Belt and have faith within the yield potential of PhytoGen model varieties,” Predominant stated. “Yield potential and consistency are essential to cotton manufacturing, and our prospects inform us that PhytoGen cottonseed delivers each. Producers can depend on PhytoGen W3FE varieties to maintain revenue potential excessive on their operations.”

Concerns For 2024 planting

Predominant says this constant efficiency is enhanced by PhytoGen Breeding Traits which might be constructed into each seed. These native traits shield towards yield-robbing pests and ailments to maintain vegetation wholesome towards frequent seasonal challenges. When selecting varieties to plant this 12 months, Predominant recommends growers contemplate the extra worth these yield safety traits carry to the farm.

Each PhytoGen W3FE selection comes with built-in resistance to bacterial blight — an issue many growers within the Midsouth and Southeast encountered in 2023.

“Bacterial blight is probably not an issue yearly, however it may possibly severely affect yield — and the one protection is a resistant selection,” Predominant stated. “Final season, many farms had been impacted by bacterial blight, however PhytoGen W3FE varieties had been protected resulting from their native resistance.”

One other breeding trait that drives consistency is resistance to reniform and root-knot nematodes. PhytoGen model varieties with the very best yield potential include nematode safety, so growers don’t have to decide on between yield and nematode resistance. When roots are shielded from nematodes, vegetation can higher uptake water and vitamins to optimize plant well being and manufacturing.

“We’ve seen prospects make unimaginable leaps ahead in yield potential in fields the place root-knot and reniform nematodes have traditionally lowered manufacturing,” Predominant stated. “We’ve additionally seen prospects make document yields on fields that they believed didn’t have nematode points. They now understand a small presence of nematodes could have price them extra yield than beforehand thought.”

As growers make plans for 2024, Corteva has native PhytoGen groups out there to assist growers get the correct varieties on the correct fields. A broad portfolio offers growers the chance to match the most effective selection to the agronomic scenario, and native consultants from these groups may help producers select which varieties will present the most effective yield potential.

“From the Mississippi Delta to southern Georgia to the Texas Panhandle, we’ve varieties for each acre with the yield safety traits to assist growers maximize profitability,” Predominant stated. “Together with our varieties, native PhytoGen groups have agronomic experience to assist growers get probably the most from their cotton acres within the 2024 season.”

For the newest details about PhytoGen model varieties or to seek out your native staff, go to PhytoGen.com.


Corteva Agriscience supplied this data.
12023 Mississippi State College Cotton Official Selection Trials. https://www.mafes.msstate.edu/variety-trials/docs/cotton/2023-cotton.pdf
22023 Mississippi State College On-Farm Cotton Selection Trials. https://www.mississippi-crops.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/2023-On_Farm_Cotton-Book.pdf
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