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New Product Evaluator Program

About the Program

The New Product Evaluator Program is a collaboration between Deltapine® and cotton growers across the country. NPE growers test new variety candidates on their own operations, collecting valuable data that determines the next class of strong cotton. Roughly 200 growers evaluate new cotton variety candidates on large-acre plots under their own management systems. NPE farms span the entire cotton belt, ensuring proven potential across a variety of growing conditions. Growers keep a detailed log of growing data, providing information to optimize new varieties across different regions and management programs. Since it began in 2008, the NPE Program has been responsible for the commercialization of some of the top cotton varieties across the Cotton Belt.

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Introducing the Class of ‘24

RM EarlyDP 2414 B3TXFBrand Blend
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Featured product
  • Bollgard® 3 ThryvOn® Cotton with XtendFlex® Technology
  • Early maturity
  • Improved storm tolerance
  • Strong performance in Upper Mid-South, Upper Southeast and irrigated Northern High Plains
M MidDP 2436NR B3TXFBrand Blend
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Featured product
  • Bollgard® 3 ThryvOn® Cotton with XtendFlex® Technology
  • Strong fiber package
  • Resistance to bacterial blight and root-knot nematode (RKN)
  • Strong performance in West Texas; best fit in Central to Southern High Plains

What Growers Are Saying

For over a decade, the New Product Evaluator (NPE) Program has played a significant role in bringing innovative varieties to market. See what our growers think of this year’s class.

Nick McMichen | NPE Grower, Alabama

DP 2127 B3XF and DP 2012 B3XF

“Our farm’s yield potential has increased significantly since 2008, there is no doubt. From DP 0912 B2RF to DP 1646 B2XF to DP 2012 B3XF and now DP 2127 B3XF, the varieties released through the NPE Program just keep getting better.”

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Allen Below | NPE Grower, Missouri

DP 2127 B3XF and DP 2115 B3XF

“The NPE Program is the best I have seen as far as evolving cotton varieties since I have been in cotton production. I can see the varieties on my farm, using my practices, in my cover crop and planting the way we plant.”

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*ThryvOn™ Technology may help reduce insecticide applications for tarnished plant bugs and thrips species (tobacco thrips (Frankliniella fusca); Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis); tarnished plant bug (Lygus lineolaris); and the Western Tarnished Plant bug (Lygus Hesperus)). Scouting is critical to determine which and how many insecticide applications are recommended to avoid economic losses greater than the pest management costs (i.e., when economic thresholds are met).