Ryan Blair, County Variety Testing Coordinator
The 2016 TN Cotton Variety Trial Results Publication (PB1742) is now available online. This document contains detailed results from all harvested trails in the 2016 University of Tennessee Cotton Variety Testing Program. This expanded publication follows the recently published summary publication, 2016 TN Cotton Variety Guide (W285), which was released a week ago.
The tech-trait diversity in the top performers again highlights the excellent yield potential, stability and fiber quality currently available in commercial cultivars irregardless of tech platform. Trial results reported from the 2016 season include six Official Variety Trials (OVTs), four large plot, replicated strip trials, and 15 County Standard Trials (CSTs) scattered throughout TN’s cotton producing counties. Additionally, in-season plant measurements and multi-year yield averages were reported for the OVTs.
Special thanks to all those who participated and/or contributed to the program during the 2016 growing season. Happy Holidays!