Cotton Varieties Planted U.S. 2011 Crop
The Deltapine brand was the most popular planted in the U.S. for the 2011-12 season. This is according to the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s (USDA-AMS) Cotton and Tobacco Programs. The Bayer CropScience FiberMax brand was the second most popular followed by PhytoGen, Americot, Bayer CropScience Stoneville, Dyna-Gro and All-Tex.
Transgenic varieties — genetically engineered varieties that are resistant to worms, herbicides or both — accounted for 98.2 percent of the Upland cotton planted in the United States in 2011. Usage of transgenic varieties in 2011 varied from a high of 100 percent in Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, New Mexico, Tennessee and Virginia to a low of 92 percent in California. Other states planted between 97 and 99 percent transgenic varieties.
Deltapine brand varieties were the most popular planted in 2011, accounting for 30.6 percent of the U.S. acreage. This brand accounted for 50.6 percent of the acreage planted in the Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia), 39 percent in the Mid-South (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee), 19.2 percent in the Southwest (Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas) and 36.9 percent in the West (Arizona, California and New Mexico). Deltapine’s most popular varieties were DP 0912 B2RF, DP 1044 B2RF, DP 1050 B2RF and DP 1048 B2RF, accounting respectively for 7, 5.5, 3.9 and 3.2 percent of the U.S. Upland cotton acreage.
Bayer CropScience FiberMax brand varieties were the second most popular planted in 2011, accounting for 26.9 percent of the U. S. acreage. These varieties accounted for 7.9 percent of the acreage planted in the Southeast, 2.5 percent in the Mid-South, 44.2 percent in the Southwest and 14.6 percent in the West. The most popular Bayer CropScience FiberMax varieties were FM 1740 B2F, FM 9170 B2F, FM 9063 B2F and FM 9160 B2F, accounting respectively for about 7.2, 6, 2.7 and 2.4 percent of the U.S. acreage planted to Upland cotton.
PhytoGen brand varieties were the third most popular planted in 2011, accounting for 16.7 percent of the U.S. acreage. They accounted for 33 percent of the acreage planted in the Southeast, 24.3 percent of the acreage in the Mid-South, 6 percent in the Southwest and 37.4 percent in the West. The most popular PhytoGen brand varieties were PHY 375 WRF, PHY 367 WRF and PHY 565 WRF, accounting respectively for 10.7, 2.2 and 2.1 percent of the U.S. acreage planted to Upland cotton.
Americot / NexGen brand varieties were the fourth most popular planted in 2011. These varieties comprised about 11 percent of the acreage planted. They accounted for 1.2 percent of the acreage planted in the Southeast, 0.4 percent of the acreage in the Mid-South and 19.5 percent in the Southwest. The most popular Americot varieties were NG 4012 B2RF, NG 3348 B2RF and NG 4111 RF, accounting respectively for 3, 1.8 and 1.7 percent of the U. S. acreage planted to Upland cotton.
Bayer CropScience Stoneville brand varieties were the fifth most popular and accounted for about 9.9 percent of the U.S. acreage planted in 2011. Dyna-Gro varieties were the sixth most popular and accounted for about 2.3 percent of the 2011 cotton acreage.
PhytoGen was the most popular brand of American Pima varieties planted in 2011. PhytoGen variety PHY 805 RF accounted for 60.4 percent of the U.S. Pima acreage and was the most popular variety planted in California (78.9 percent of California Pima acreage). PhytoGen’s PHY 800 was the second most planted American Pima variety and accounted for 10.1 percent of the U.S. crop. Deltapine’s DP 340 was the next most popular variety and comprised for 9.6 percent of the U.S. Pima acreage.
Bayer CropScience FM 958 and ADF 2485 were the predominant varieties planted by organic cotton producers.
Estimates of the percentage of the various varieties of cotton planted in the U. S. for 2011 were based on informal surveys made by the Cotton Program Classing Offices. Those surveyed included ginners, seed dealers, extension agents and other knowledgeable sources.
Source: USDA-AMS Cotton Varieties Planted, 2011 Crop.