2015

VARIETIES
CALIFORNIA/ARIZONA

California/Arizona Varieties
Variety Characteristics

Comparative Fiber Quality

Leaf Shape/
Pubescence

Maturity

Height/
Growth Habit

Storm
Tolerance*

RKN/Fusarium
Wilt

Verticillium
Wilt

Length

Length
Uniformity

Strength

Micronaire

FM 1830GLT**

Normal/
Smooth

Early/Medium

Medium/
Moderate

4.5

Fair

Very Good

1.21

82.5

32.1

4.2

FM 2334GLT**

Normal/
Smooth

Medium

Medium/
Moderate

4.5

Fair

Very Good

1.21

83.1

31.8

4.2

Acala Daytona
RF

Normal/
Semi-Smooth

Full

Tall/Moderately
Aggressive

5

Fair

Good

1.19

83.5

34.4

4.0

FM 1944GLB2

Normal/
Semi-Smooth

Early/
Medium

Medium/
Moderate

4

Fair

Fair

1.19

81.9

31.6

4.4

FM 2989GLB2

Normal/
Smooth

Medium

Medium-Tall/
Moderate

4

Fair

Very Good

1.13

82.0

29.8

4.4

FM 9250GL

Normal/
Semi-Smooth

Early

Medium/
Compact

6

Fair

Very Good

1.15

81.7

30.0

4.0

FM 2322GL

Normal/
Semi-Smooth

Medium

Medium-Tall/
Moderate

5

Fair

Outstanding

1.16

82.1

32.2

4.3

FM 2011GT

Normal/
Semi-Smooth

Early

Short/
Compact

7

Good

Very Good

1.13

82.2

29.9

4.2

FM 2484B2F

Normal/
Smooth

Medium

Medium/
Moderate

5

Fair

Very Good

1.18

82.0

29.9

4.0

ST 5289GLT

Normal/
Very Hairy

Medium

Medium-Tall/
Moderate

4

Fair

Intermediate

1.14

82.7

28.3

4.3

ST 4946GLB2

Normal/
Semi-Smooth

Early/
Medium

Medium/
Moderate

5

Good

Fair

1.15

81.7

32.2

4.5

ST 6448GLB2

Normal/
Smooth

Full

Tall/
Vigorous

4

Fair

Fair

1.21

80.8

30.8

4.4

Varieties

Descriptions and values reported are to give a relative comparison among varieties. Actual values will be influenced by growing conditions.
  *Storm Tolerance Rating Scale: 9 Very Storm-Tolerant, 0 Very Loose.
** FM 1830GLT and FM 2334GLT are smaller seed size varieties that offer high gin turnout and strong yield potential. Follow Best Management Practices for
seed bed preparation, seeding rate, planting depth and environmental planting conditions to protect yield potential.

“Looking at the pipeline of newer commercial varieties, ST 4946GLB2 is a bright shining star. It has
the total package with great yields, good fiber quality, easy manageability and the option to spray
Liberty herbicide or glyphosate. It is a great variety for any grower in my area.”
Brian Rhodes
Casa Grande, Arizona
“FM 2011GT has yielded very high on farms with good irrigation. We didn’t have much rain at all,
but we had some farms with water where we were able to push the yields as high as 2,200 pounds.
Other farms where we were sharing water with corn, we had yields as high as 1,100 to 1,200 pounds
with very limited water. It yielded as well as any other variety that would fit that area.”
Dusty Hill
Hill Crop Services
Memphis, Texas
“FM 2484B2F is going to be a really good fit in these drip irrigated fields to push the max in yields and
quality. In 2011, I had a drip irrigated field of FM 2484B2F that made 2,356 pounds. The quality is
there too. On 324 bales of FM 2484B2F, the average loan value was 57.32 cents.”
Eric Seidenberger
Garden City, Texas
“One of the great benefits of FM 2989GLB2 is the multiple herbicide technology where you can
hit any resistant weeds or hard-to-kill weeds, such as morningglories, with Liberty instead of
glyphosate. The variety grew well all year. We would plant more of the FM 2989GLB2 due to its good
Verticillium tolerance.”
Vance Smith
Big Spring, Texas
“FM 1830GLT had great yields for our area, over 2,000 pounds. The quality was excellent in a short
year — 55-cent cotton. Another outstanding benefit is that it was excellent on Verticillium wilt, which
is starting to become a major problem in our area.”
Greg Gerber
Nazareth, Texas

Bayer Trait Technology
Bayer CropScience has leading integrated breeding, research and
development programs that use today’s latest technologies to create and
introduce new traits and varieties that continue to meet grower needs.

Trait(s)
GLT
GLB2
GL
GT

Herbicide Tolerance
glyphosate
Liberty®
GlyTol®
LibertyLink®
GlyTol
LibertyLink
GlyTol
LibertyLink
GlyTol

Insect
2-gene Bt
TwinLink®
Bollgard II®

GlyTol trait technology provides tolerance to over-the-top
applications of glyphosate, empowering growers with the
flexibility to select any brand of glyphosate herbicide labeled
for use on cotton.

As the first-ever cotton with full tolerance to both glyphosate
and Liberty herbicides, GlyTol LibertyLink stacked technology
gives growers a competitive edge to choose the herbicide and
herbicide-tolerant trait system that will help them to optimize weed
management on their farms. Also available with Bollgard II.

TwinLink technology offers two-gene Bt protection against
worm pests plus LibertyLink technology that gives full tolerance
to Liberty herbicide. TwinLink is stacked with GlyTol to provide
double-herbicide tolerance to Liberty and glyphosate for effective
crop and resistance management. Cotton stacked with TwinLink,
GlyTol and LibertyLink is a powerful weed and insect management
tool for growers.

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