Some growers say Stoneville® cotton “comes up strong and stays strong.” Others say that Stoneville “stands and delivers.” However it’s phrased, the bottom line is the same: known for strong seedling vigor, Stoneville cotton delivers tough pest packages, including several varieties with resistance to bacterial blight.
Research shows the best defense against bacterial blight clearly complies with the rule that the “best defense is a good offense.” In other words, plant cotton varieties that carry bacterial blight resistance.
“Planting resistant varieties is really the only thing you can do to consistently control bacterial blight,” says Josh Mayfield, Bayer regional agronomist. “The good thing is growers who are concerned with bacterial blight can look to several Stoneville varieties for resistance. Add your cotton-production knowledge and skill to our science to increase your opportunity for profit.”
Mayfield points to Stoneville 5115GLT, ST 5020GLT and ST 6448GLB2 for industry-leading resistance to bacterial blight and exceptional yield potential.
- ST 5115GLT. A medium maturing variety, ST 5115GLT is known for excellent seedling vigor, good fiber quality and high gin turnout. This variety responds well under irrigation and comes equipped with the Bayer proprietary trait package of GlyTol® LibertyLink® TwinLink® (GLT), which offers proven, in-season weed management with Liberty® and glyphosate herbicides and TwinLink, a two-gene worm protection trait.
- ST 5020GLT. A new variety released in January 2017, ST 5020GLT offers the best fiber package in this brand and delivers stable performance across a wide range of environments. Bred for the Eastern Cotton Belt – including the Southeast, Delta and Mid-Atlantic, ST 5020GLT delivers the exclusive Bayer weed- and worm-resistance traits growers need to manage their crops for high yield: TwinLink, to provide season-long resistance to a broad spectrum of worms; and GlyTol and LibertyLink to control herbicide-resistant and tough weeds with the unique mode of action provided by Liberty herbicide.
- ST 6448GLB2. A full-season variety, ST 6448GLB2 provides outstanding yield potential and very good fiber quality, performs well under irrigation or on dryland and provides the added benefits of herbicide flexibility and crop safety to full-labeled rates of glyphosate and Liberty. It is well adapted for the Southeast, South Delta, Mid-Atlantic and South Texas cotton-growing areas. It has excellent seedling vigor, resulting in consistent stand establishment.
Choose the Right Variety for the Right Field
Your Bayer team is available to help you choose the right variety for the right field.
“Planting resistant varieties is really the only thing you can do to consistently control bacterial blight. The good thing is growers who are concerned with bacterial blight can look to several Stoneville varieties for resistance.”
– Josh Mayfield, Bayer regional agronomist