California Uplands Advanced Strains Screening Trials


Changes in the California cotton industry enacted in 1998 allow for a much broader range of varieties to be grown in the SJV. It will be important for growers to have unbiased sources of varietal performance information that will answer some of the questions regarding yield performance, growth characteristics and quality of available varieties. These trials involving newly-available CA Upland varieties complement the combined SJV Cotton Board and the UCCE Farm Advisor Approved Acala studies. Trials include standard varieties of Acalas in order to have some more complete indices of varietal comparisons. The range of yield potential as well as the range of quality characteristics across the varieties now available will mean that growers have an even more difficult job than usual in balancing the combination of yield and quality (and resulting price)…


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