Tim Culpepper – Far Northern High Plains and Kansas
Regional Cotton Agronomist for the Far Northern High Plains and Kansas, Tim grew up in Lubbock on his family’s farm. In school, Tim studied agricultural economics and crop science, earning a master’s degree from Texas Tech University. He most recently spent several years as a Field Testing Manager for the Bayer breeding group and overall brings more than 20 years of experience in the cotton industry.
"FM 1911GLT is a new variety that builds on
what we already see in FM 2011GT. This variety
has better fiber and the yields are comparable to
what we see in FM 2011GT. I think the biggest
thing about this variety that I’m real excited about
is the disease package. We get the Verticillium
wilt tolerance, we get the root-knot nematode
tolerance and we also get resistance to bacterial
blight, which is becoming a bigger issue. This is
the first in our FiberMax portfolio that has all three
of those disease tolerances, so I think it’s going to
be a real success for growers
“FM 1320GL is doing very well because it’s an early-maturing variety. As a matter of fact, it’s the earliest in our portfolio, so it does really well in that higher
elevation, that northern part of Texas."