New FiberMax Varieties for Texas & Oklahoma

Bayer CropSciences advances five new cotton lines for Southwest.

Published on: Jan 7, 2011

In keeping with its Right Variety on the Right Field program, Bayer CropSciences announced five new varieties for the Southern Plains at Beltwide Cotton Conferences in Atlanta this week.

In addition to diverse geographic adaptability and maturity ranges, the new varieties offer several trait choices, says Jeff Brehmer, U.S. market manager for FiberMax and Stoneville. The choices include new GlyTol glyphosate-tolerant technology, LibertyLink technology, and, for the first time in the industry, a two-gene stack with both GlyTol and Liberty Link tolerance.

The offersings include:

FM 9101GT and FM 9103GT which have excellent yield and quality potential. 9101 GT has an early-mid maturity, while 9103GT is an early maturing variety. Both varieties will have ample seed availability for 2011.

FM 2011GT sports GlyTol technology and is an early maturity strong yield cotton. Limited quantities of seed will be available for 2011.

FM 9250GL is double-stacked with both GlyTol and Liberty Link technologies for full tolerance and crop safety to both glyphosate and Ignite herbicides. Brehmer says this trait offers growers freedom to choose the herbicide that will optimize weed management on individual farms -- depending upon what technologies they have been using. FM 9250GL is an early-maturing variety adapted to the Southwest with characteristics similar to FM 9058F.

FM 2484B2F is well suited for dryland fields as well as irrigated production with genetic potential for high-yield management. Early university studies indicate it also has good tolerance to Verticillium wilt.

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