2018 Cotton Variety Selection

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Choosing a variety is the most important decision that you make for this year’s production. When choosing a variety to plant it’s important to look at multiple locations and multiple years of data. Any variety can win a plot at any given time. There are many great tools for looking at varieties. Below you will find data from on-farm cotton and corn variety trials that were in Martin County in 2017.

Martin County hosted a cotton trial for the NC On-Farm Cotton Variety Evaluation Program. The program is developed and coordinated by NC State University’s cottonphoto of Cotton Picker picking cotton agronomists Dr. Guy Collins and Dr. Keith Edmisten, your local Extension agents and cooperating growers. The program is supported by NC Cotton Producers Association, NC State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cotton Incorporated and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences.

The 2017 On-Farm Cotton Variety Test was hosted by Hyman Brothers Farms in Oak City, NC. To view results:  2017 NC On-Farm Cotton Variety Trials and the NC Cotton Variety Performance Calculator.

Martin County was one of eight counties that hosted a corn variety test in the Regional Corn Variety Test Program. Of the eight counties only 5 were able to be harvested for yield. There were 27 varieties planted in the trial. The 2017 Regional Corn Variety Test was hosted by Revels Farms in 2017. Please contact Lance Grimes at lance_grimes@ncsu.edu or 252-789-4370 with any questions.