Posted 29 February 2020. PMN Crop News.
2019 TN Cotton Variety Trial Results Now Available
Source: UTcrops News Blog. http://agriculture.tennessee.edu
By Tyson Raper, Cotton & Small Grains Specialist and Ryan Blair, County Variety Trial Coordinator
Knoxville, Tennessee (February 14, 2020)--The 2019 TN Cotton Variety Trial Results Publication (PB1742) is now available online. This document contains detailed results from all harvested trails in the 2019 University of Tennessee Cotton Variety Testing Program. This expanded publication follows the recently published summary publication, the 2020 TN Cotton Variety Guide (W285) which was released a few weeks ago.
The tech-trait diversity in the top performers again highlights the excellent yield potential, stability and fiber quality currently available in commercial cultivars regardless of tech platform. Trial results reported from the 2019 season include 48 varieties entered into 5 Official Variety Trials (OVTs) and 18 varieties entered into 9 County Standard Trials (CSTs). Both OVTs and CSTs were scattered throughout TNís cotton producing counties. Additionally, in-season plant measurements and multi-year yield averages were reported for the OVTs.
We will be releasing results from a June planted OVT later this winter, so keep an eye out for those results on this blog.
Special thanks to all those who participated and/or contributed to the program during the 2019 growing season, and look forward to seeing many of you during our 2020 meetings.